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 – 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 was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. 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.