Florida Highway Patrol: Pedestrian hit and killed in Washington County

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - According to Florida Highway Patrol, a Chipley man is dead after being hit by a car.

The incident reportedly happened at 6:35 Saturday night on State Road 77 near the intersection of Grassy Pond Road in Washington County.

Troopers said a woman, with one passenger in the car, was driving southbound on SR 77 in a Suzuki Swift.

That's when troopers said a pedestrian, identified as Grady Payne, 78, of Chipley, began walking across the road in the path of the car.

According to FHP, the car was unable to avoid Payne and hit him.