12-5-2020 Fatal Auto Vs Ped

Mount Dora Police investigated a traffic fatality Saturday morning.

Around 6:26 a.m. Mount Dora Police received a call about a pedestrian that was struck on U.S. Highway 441 near Lincoln Avenue.


When police arrived, they found 43-year-old Cameron Cruz along the roadway with traumatic injuries to his body.  Mount Dora Firefighters and Lake EMS and attempted life-saving measures, however Cruz was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle that hit Cruz is 30-year-old Brandon Harnage.  He left the accident scene not knowing he struck a pedestrian, but did know he struck an object.  He returned to the accident location to talk to traffic homicide investigators.
Harnage is cooperating with the investigation which is on-going.
Next of kin were notified.
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