By Jessie R. Box
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A vehicle traveling on State Road 53 North, just north of Duval Pond Road, struck and killed a local Madison woman on Wednesday, May 21 at 7:25 p.m.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, Eric Ottey Hammond, Jr., 54, of Madison, was traveling south on SR 53 when he traveled onto the west shoulder and struck Gloria Jean Christian, 38, who was walking south on the west shoulder of SR 53 at the intersection of Duval Pond Road.
After colliding with the pedestrian, Hammond corrected back onto the roadway and traveled in a southeasterly direction across both south and north bound lanes and onto the east shoulder. Christian came to a final rest on the west shoulder of SR 53.
Charges against Hammond are pending.