Elderly couple hit by car, one killed

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Ocala Police responded to the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and West Silver Springs Boulevard after two elderly pedestrians, a husband and wife in their 80s, were struck by a car.

The incident took place on January 25 at approximately 6:40 p.m.

According to police, a witness stated that the vehicle involved was traveling westbound on East Silver Springs Boulevard and had the green light as it approached the intersection.

When the vehicle entered the intersection, the couple began to cross the roadway from north to south using the crosswalk.

The witness stated that the pedestrians were crossing the roadway against the “do not walk” indicator when the car struck the couple.

They were transported to a local hospital where the 89-year-old man later died.

The 83-year-old woman is currently listed in stable condition.

The incident is still under investigation.

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