A 64-year-old moped driver who was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Orange County last week has died, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The crash happened at 4:40 a.m. at the intersection of Colonial Drive and Forsyth Road.
According to troopers, the moped driver was stopped at the intersection in a left turn lane of westbound Colonial Drive, where he was trying to make a U-turn.
As he made the turn, troopers said a Honda Accord, traveling eastbound, hit the back of his moped. He was run over by the car. The driver of the car fled the scene.
The moped driver was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he later passed away.
The Honda, which was reported stolen, was found the day after the crash.
According to FHP, the crash remains under investigation and charges are pending.
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