MILTON— A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a 17-year-old driver Wednesday morning.

 

According to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol, Christian Clemons of Milton was driving a Dodge pickup truck north on State Road 87 near Interstate 10 at 8:35 a.m. with 17-year-old Jayden Cooper of Milton as a passenger.

The 49-year-old pedestrian was walking north on the paved shoulder when Clemons hit the pedestrian from behind, according to the FHP. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The pedestrian's name was not immediately identified pending notification of next of kin.

Neither Clemons nor Cooper were injured, the FHP said.

The FHP was investigating the accident later Wednesday.