Man trying to help dog struck by car is hit, killed by another vehicle

A Deltona man trying to help his dog that had been hit by a car was struck by a separate vehicle and killed on Friday night.

Police say 55-year-old Craig Alan Richardson was in the road in front of his home on Courtland Blvd. after a vehicle had struck his dog. As he was bending over the help his pet, a four-door Toyota sedan struck him.

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Deltona Fire Rescue performed life-saving measures but the victim and dog died at the scene.

Authorities interviewed the driver at the scene and a family member who witnessed the crash. The preliminary investigation showed no signs of impairment by the driver, police said.

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The crash is being investigated by the Volusia Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Unit.

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