Woman, 53, Killed While Crossing U.S. 1 In Sebastian

Sebastian northbound traffic was closed on U.S. 1 Sunday night in Sebastian after a pedestrian was killed.
Sebastian northbound traffic was closed on U.S. 1 Sunday night in Sebastian after a pedestrian was killed. (Photo: Andy Hodges)

SEBASTIAN, Florida – A 53-year-old Barefoot Bay woman was struck by a Vehicle Sunday in Sebastian across from the Sebastian River Medical Center, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Sebastian Daily was at the scene last night at 7:25 p.m. after the accident.

The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office closed the section of U.S. Highway 1.

Motorists heading north were detoured around the accident through a parking lot.

Area of U.S. 1 where Susan Mesler, of Barefoot Bay, was crossing U.S. 1.
Area of U.S. 1 where Susan Mesler, of Barefoot Bay, was crossing U.S. 1. (Photo: Andy Hodges)

Susan Mesler, of Barefoot Bay, was struck by the vehicle and died shortly after.

Mesler was walking east across U.S. 1 when she was hit by Wendy Albey, 60, of Micco.

Albey was traveling north in a 2008 Ford Escape. The accident happened at 7:12 p.m.

Mesler was pronounced dead at Sebastian River Medical Center.

The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.
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