Woman steps in path of truck, dies

A Lake City woman who apparently walked into the traffic lanes of U.S. 441 died early Friday morning. The Florida Highway Patrol said Jeanette M. Woods, 34, of Lake City, was killed when she was hit by a 2008 Chevrolet pickup being driven by Gregory S. Williams Jr., 40, of Branford.
The 12:30 a.m. crash happened in the southbound lanes of U.S. 441 just south of the intersection of Southwest Michigan Street. Troopers said Woods was walking on the west side of the four-lane divided highway when she stepped in the path of the truck.
The front of the truck hit Woods and threw her onto the west shoulder, according to an FHP report on the accident. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Charges in the case are pending the results of Williams’ blood alcohol test, troopers said.

-Karen Voyles