Pedestrian killed on Military Trail

A woman is killed after being hit by a car on a busy roadway.

The Florida Highway Patrol tells Fox 29 27-year-old Merlyn Jean Louis was crossing Military Trail when a car going down Okeechobee hit her. The driver of that car was 28-year-old Arielde Jesus Escobar. Troopers say he was driving too fast.

Louis died at the scene. Escobar was taken to St. Mary's hospital with minor injuries.