GAINESVILLE, FL – State troopers said a pedestrian died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in Alachua County Sunday morning.
A report by Main Street Daily News states the victim was a 26-year-old man from Floral City in Citrus County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the man was walking along US Highway 441 at about 3:30 a.m. when he was hit by a vehicle and killed.
The driver involved was reported to have fled the scene heading south toward Micanopy and Marion County. The FHP described the vehicle being sought as a 2015-2020 dark gray Ford Mustang. On Monday afternoon, investigators said they had located the vehicle in Marion County and identified a person of interest.
Anyone with further information about the incident was asked to contact the FHP.
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