Good Samaritan killed in Thanksgiving night crash

BELLEVIEW, Fla. -- An Ocala man was killed Thanksgiving night in a crash on CR 484 in Marion County.  The Florida Highway Patrol reports the victim, 42-year-old Adrian Arnando Panchas, of Ocala was a pedestrian who was hit by an SUV.  The crash happened around 7:45.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Panchas was apparently assisting people who were involved in a previous unrelated crash on CR 484 near SE 36th Avenue.  He was taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The 20-year-old driver of the SUV did stop after the crash.  He was not injured.

FHP is still investigating what led to the crash.

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