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ALACHUA – Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) officers were called to U.S. Highway 441 at Turkey Creek Boulevard in Alachua at 6:45 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, following a truck vs. pedestrian accident.

George Metz II, 58, from Lake Butler, was driving a 2009 International truck heading in an easterly direction on U.S. Highway 441. William Moore, 45, from Alachua, was walking across U.S. 441 in a northerly direction.

For unknown reasons, Moore entered the path of the truck and was struck by the truck’s front. Moore was transported to UF-Health Shands Hospital where he was later pronounced dead by hospital staff.

It is currently unknown whether alcohol may have played a part in Moore’s actions, but the FHP indicates that it was not considered a factor for Metz.

Charges in this case are pending while FHP completes their investigation.

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