CHIPLEY— A Chipley man died Saturday night after he was struck by a car while crossing the road, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Grady Frank Payne, 78, was crossing State Road 77 near the Grassy Pond Road intersection about 6:35 p.m. when a vehicle traveling in the southbound lanes struck Payne, according to a release by FHP.

A 2001 Suzuki Swift driven by Encarnacion Burch, 39, of Marianna, was unable to avoid Payne, striking him with the front of his car, the release said. Eddie Earnest, 49, also of Marianna was a passenger in the vehicle with Burch.

Charges are pending, according to FHP.

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