HIGH SPRINGS – Michael Eugene O’Steen, 58, of High Springs was hit and killed at 6:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, 2013, when a vehicle heading east on U.S. Highway 441 collided with him. The accident occurred in the 600 block near the Springs Diner as driver of the vehicle, Laura Rodriguez, also of High Springs, was on her way to work in Alachua.

High Springs Police Chief Steve Holley and Officer Ryan Scott, the City’s traffic homicide investigators, were on the scene and reported that O’Steen was wearing neutral colored clothing at the time of the accident. As of press time, it remains unclear whether O’Steen was attempting to cross the highway or was walking along the road.

The accident is still under investigation, but no charges have been filed in the case.

A High Springs resident for several years, O’Steen is survived by his two sisters, Elizabeth Ann Langford of High Springs and Rose Hanson of Lake City; two children, Melissa, 24, of Gainesville and Brandon, 28, of High Springs and ex-wife, Cathy O’Steen, also of High Springs. His brother, Eddie O’Steen is deceased.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Evans-Carter Funeral Home of High Springs.

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