Florida Highway Patrol Investigating Deadly Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Crash on US 1 in Melbourne

By  //  August 4, 2018

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Fatal crash occurred near Helmsman Place on US 1

Florida Highway Patrol Troopers are investigating a deadly vehicle vs. pedestrian incident that occurred Saturday at 12:24 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 1 and Helmsman Place in Melbourne. 

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Highway Patrol Troopers are investigating a deadly vehicle vs. pedestrian incident that occurred Saturday at 12:24 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 1 and Helmsman Place in Melbourne. 

According to Florida Highway Patrol Public Affairs Officer Lt. Kim Montes, the victim was walking with traffic northbound on US-1 at the intersection of Helmsman Place, in the outside lane, when he was struck by the right front portion of a 2017 Mazda SUV driven by 55-year old Joel Dodds of Rockledge.

According to the report, alcohol was not a factor with the driver of the SUV.

The identity of the victim has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

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ABOVE MAP: Florida Highway Patrol Troopers are investigating a deadly vehicle vs. pedestrian incident that occurred early Saturday morning at the intersection of U.S. Highway 1 and Helmsman Place in Melbourne. 

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