FHP: Drunk driver kills pedestrian on Millhopper

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) arrested an allegedly drunk driver who hit and killed a pedestrian who was walking near the Millhopper Road I-75 overpass on Tuesday evening.

According to the FHP, a 44-year-old Robert Duncan of Newberry was driving his pickup west along County Road 232 (Millhopper Road) just east of the I-75 overpass around 7 p.m. when he hit a 27-year-old Palatka man.

Emergency responders pronounced the Palatka man dead at the scene. The Wednesday morning report said the victim’s family had not been notified.

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According to FHP spokesperson Lt. Patrick Riordan, Duncan was arrested for DUI manslaughter and felony DUI. It was his third conviction in 10 years.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with information from FHP spokesperson Lt. Patrick Riordan on at 3:45 p.m. on March 16.

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