Pedestrian Killed By Car On 12th Street In Vero Beach

Pedestrian dies of injuries after being hit by car on 12 Street in Vero Beach.
Pedestrian dies of injuries after being hit by car on 12 Street in Vero Beach. (Photo by Scott Fisher)

VERO BEACH – A Nebraska man died of injuries after he was struck by a car Tuesday night on 12th Street, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Larry Justice, 48, was crossing 12th Street at approximately 9:10 p.m., east of Old Dixie Highway, when he was hit by Vero Beach resident Andrea Capas, 45.

“The pedestrian was transported to Indian River Medical Center then transported to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center by air rescue and was pronounced dead at 2:11 a.m.,” FHP Sergeant Mark Wysocky told Sebastian Daily.

Justice’s blood alcohol tests are pending, according to the FHP.

The crash is still under investigation.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland. When he was age 9, his parents moved to Jupiter, Florida. Andy spent several years at various radio & television stations in Florida such as WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. In 1994, Andy made a career change to computer programming and worked for several technology companies (two are Fortune 500) in Atlanta, Georgia. However, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2002. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.