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. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. In 1994, Andy took a break from broadcasting and was a software and systems engineer for various companies in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2002, he moved back to Florida and settled in Sebastian, where Andy's family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting sector in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as our editor-in-chief in 2016.