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The victim was cutting grass along Freedom Parkway, between Memorial Drive and Boulevard, when a pickup truck hit and killed him Wednesday morning, police told Channel 2’s Erin Coleman.
A crew of 4 men was cutting grass in the median and weed eating when a pickup truck came around the curve and lost control, police said.
Nikole Lasane told Coleman she heard the accident from her inside her home. “I knew something was hit but I didn’t know it was a person,” said Lasane.
Police later identified the driver as Glenn Johnson, 21. Johnson was charged with second-degree homicide by vehicle and failure to maintain lane.
“He was very distraught. Very, very distraught. Torn up,” said Officer Otis Redmond after police interview Johnson. Police had not released the victim’s name on Wednesday afternoon.
State transportation officials told Coleman they contract their landscaping services to a company called Bromell Manicured Lawns, but it was not known if the crew put up warning signs along the road.