An 81-year-old Ontario man was killed Monday afternoon near the intersection of 8th Street and Gasparilla Road while he was photographing flowers.
According to witnesses, at approximately 5 p.m. the man, Eberhard Maczynski, was on the west side of Gasparilla Road taking photographs. He apparently looked, then walked into oncoming traffic to cross the street.
Terry Ogle, a North Port man who works on the island, was the driver of the pick-up truck that hit Maczynski. No charges were filed.
Maczynski was taken by Lifeflight helicopter to Fort Myers, but was pronounced dead prior to arrival.
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