Shortly after midnight on July 3, a pedestrian was fatally struck by an oncoming vehicle while attempting to cross University Boulevard.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, Finnessa Randall, 22, was driving a 2015 Honda Civic eastbound on University Boulevard when, according to witness accounts, pedestrian Rian Whitmore, 25, tried to cross the road and ran directly into Randall's path.

Whitmore was taken to Florida Hospital East after the accident.

The report states the driver was not injured or under the influence of alcohol. FHP is still determining whether Whitmore was under the influence of alcohol.

The investigation is ongoing.


Alissa Smith is the News Editor for the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @thealissasmith or email her at

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