Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator (PIO)
Desk Phone: 941-954-7094
Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit Investigating Traffic Fatality
The Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating a traffic fatality crash that happened last night, January 8, 2020, at approximately 8:45 p.m.
A vehicle was traveling northbound on US 301 and struck a pedestrian who was crossing near 18th Street. The pedestrian, an adult male, was not in a crosswalk. The pedestrian died as a result of his injuries sustained in the crash.
The driver stayed on scene and was cooperative with officers. The northbound lanes of US 301 were closed for several hours. Officers are working to notify the pedestrian’s family members.
The crash remains under investigation by the Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit.