News: Lake Mary man struck, killed by hit-and-run driver on US-301


SUMTER COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol is conducting a search for the driver responsible for the death of a pedestrian Saturday morning in Sumter County.

According to WKMG, the victim was struck by a vehicle while walking in the southbound inside lane of U.S. 301 near County Road 102.  The pedestrian, a 63-year-old man from Lake Mary, was found dead by responding state troopers at about 8 a.m.

The driver involved fled the scene of the crash but parts of the vehicle were left behind.  Based on the evidence that was found, the FHP described the vehicle they are looking for as a 1992-97 Ford Bronco or F-Series Ford pickup truck of unknown color that was traveling south on U.S. 301 and would be missing its left front headlight housing.

Anyone with further information about the incident was asked to contact the FHP or Crime Stoppers.

Our Sumter County Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton are committed to helping pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and ATV/scooter riders who have been seriously harmed in a motor vehicle accident. We know the toll that these kinds of accidents take on a family and we want you to know that we will take care of all your legal needs while working hard to get you the justice that you need and deserve. Contact Whittel & Melton today at 866-608-5529 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

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