A pedestrian was hit and killed in Polk County Thursday night. 

  • Pedestrian hit, killed in Lakeland
  • John Lynn, 63, was crossing street when hit

The Lakeland Police Department said John Lynn, 63, was crossing Lakeland Hills Boulevard - not in the crosswalk, officials said - and was hit by an Acura TLX. 

A witness driving a motorcycle had to swerve to avoid the pedestrian and saw the Acura that was traveling behind him hit the pedestrian. 

The driver, Joshua Greene, 34, pulled over and called 911. 

Lakeland PD and Fire Rescue and the Polk County Fire Rescue attempted to save Lynn, but he was pronounced dead on scene. 

The accident caused the road to close for three and a half hours. 

Officials said the investigation is ongoing.