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John Kenneth Kirby Killed On North Federal Highway

Police authorities and the Florida Highway Patrol officials have identified a pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle in Delray Beach.


Police said that John Kenneth Kirby, 64, was crossing North Federal Highway with a friend when he stepped into the path of an oncoming Jeep Wrangler. He died at the scene. The Jeep’s driver was identified as a 37-year old man of Delray Beach.

His 59-year old friend from Palm Beach Gardens who he was with happened to be very fortunate as he didn’t sustain any form of injuries. A witness who was present at the time if the incident said.

The investigation into the crash remains open, police authorities and the Florida Highway Patrol officials said in a statement.

Investigators and the Florida Highway Patrol officials say Kirby had been staying at the Motel & More Hotel on Federal but mostly had been homeless. He has no known family, a Delray Beach police spokeswoman said.

It is not yet certain what has lead to the crash, a Palm Beach County police sergeant told the post.

Anyone with information about Kirby’s relatives is asked to call Delray Beach police investigator.


Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”

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