Crystal River Teenager Struck and Killed, Charges Pending
DUNNELLON (CITRUS) – A Crystal River teen died last night, after officials say he was struck by a car while walking along County Road 488.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, around 9:30 p.m., 18-year-old Caleb Nichols was walking westbound in the westbound lane of CR-488, pushing a shopping cart.
A 2009 Nissan Altima, driven by 69-year-old Raymond Twedell of Spring Hill was traveling in the same direction, near North Gatlen Ave, and collided with Nichols from behind. Nichols died at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation and charges are pending.
Alcohol is not a factor, say officials.
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