HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. — The Citrus County Sheriff was involved in a fatal pedestrian crash Wednesday night. 

  • Citrus County Sheriff involved in fatal pedestrian crash
  • Sheriff Mike Prendergast was driving unmarked Chevy Tahoe when he struck man
  • No charges are pending

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Sheriff Mike Prendergast was driving a 2017 Chevy Tahoe SUV northbound on US 19 just after 9 p.m., south of Woodland Water Boulevard in Hernando County, when he struck a man. 

The pedestrian, identified as 59-year-old Ronnie Heath, was apparently trying to cross the street and walked into the path of the sheriff's vehicle. The pedestrian died at the scene. 

The sheriff was not injured and there are no charges pending, according to the report.

Prendergast has served as Citrus County sheriff since being elected to the post in November 2016.

"We will continue to update the public on the details of the investigation once more information is available. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the pedestrian during this difficult time," the Sheriff's Office said in a news release.