DELTONA, FL – Volusia sheriff’s detectives are investigating a traffic-related death after a 31-year-old Deltona man was struck by a vehicle and later died of his injuries Wednesday night. The victim, identified as John Ramos, was holding a skateboard while standing on the roadway at the intersection of North Normandy Boulevard and Merrimac Street just before 9:30 p.m.
He was struck by a black 2015 Nissan Rogue traveling south on North Normandy Boulevard. Witnesses said Ramos was leaning over something and was struck when he stood up. Bystanders performed CPR on the victim before Deltona Fire Rescue units arrived and took over lifesaving efforts.
Ramos was flown by Air One to Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford. He was pronounced deceased just after midnight. The Volusia Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Unit is investigating the crash. The driver and passenger of the Rogue were not injured.
The investigation is ongoing, and the driver was released from the scene pending toxicology results. More information will be released when it becomes available.