81-year-old pedestrian hit by SUV near downtown Bradenton dies after crash, police say

An 81-year-old man died after he was hit by an SUV while trying to cross an avenue in downtown Bradenton on Monday, the Bradenton Police Department said in a news release.

Police say the crash happened around 7:30 a.m. near the intersection at Eighth Avenue West and 13th Street West.

Police say the man was walking south on 13th Street when he attempted to cross Eighth Avenue and was hit by an SUV driving eastbound. The pedestrian was not using a crosswalk, police said.

He was taken to HCA Florida Blake Hospital but died from his injuries, according to police.

Police said the driver remained at the scene. Eighth Avenue was closed for about two hours while the crash was investigated.

The man’s next of kin had not yet been notified of his death at the time of the news release, police said.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing, according to police.