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The Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) is actively investigating a fatal traffic collision involving a pedestrian which occurred early yesterday morning near the Holly Hill border.
Officers responded to the intersection of Mason Avenue and North Beach Street soon after emergency dispatch received word of the incident at 1:16 a.m. Saturday (June 20, 2020).
Upon arrival, first responders found a 23-year-old man lying in a grassy area north of the intersection on the shoulder of the road. He passed away from his injuries at the scene.
DBPD’s Traffic Homicide Investigation (THI) Unit believes that man was attempting to cross Mason on foot heading north when he was struck by the front passenger side of a silver 2009 Acura TSX heading west on Mason from the Seabreeze Bridge.
The driver of the Acura – a 21-year-old man – did not have any physical injuries and remained on scene until police arrived. He called 911 for assistance and was cooperative with investigators.
It’s not clear if the victim was using the crosswalk, but investigators have confirmed that he did not have the cross signal at the time of the collision. The Acura driver did have the green light while driving into the intersection.
The Acura driver told officers he attempted to move from the left lane to the right lane in order to avoid a collision but the victim was toggling back and forth between lanes.
The victim was wearing dark clothing, according to the Acura driver and a witness to the collision who remained at the scene to speak with officers.
The Acura driver left the scene in his vehicle after giving his statement to DBPD.
THI investigators are attempting to notify the victim’s next of kin and confirm where the victim lived.
The intersection of Mason and Beach was closed for several hours while investigators processed the scene for evidence. It has since reopened.
No charges are pending.