The Florida Hwy Patrol is reporting that Citrus County Sheriff Kenneth M. Prendergast (Mike), 62, was driving his unmarked patrol vehicle, a Chevrolet Tahoe, in the northbound lane of US-19 south of Woodland Water Boulevard in Hernando County, when a male pedestrian stepped in front of his vehicle. The pedestrian died at the scene. The incident happened at 9:10 pm Wednesday evening, Aug. 21, 2019.
The report does not identify the pedestrian as they are awaiting next of kin notification. According to the report, no charges are pending.