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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Andy Hodges began his career in the field of radio and TV broadcasting where he worked for about a decade. The Jupiter, Florida resident then pursued computers as they were coming to market in the late 1980's. Andy has owned a computer business, been a software programmer, and has worked as a Senior Systems Analyst/Engineer in the Information Technology sector in Atlanta. He eventually returned to Florida and made Sebastian his home in 2002.