FHP Now Looking For Second Pickup In Fatal Pedestrian Hit And Run

January 19, 2019

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The Florida Highway Patrol is now asking for the public’s help in locating two pickup trucks that may have been involved in a fatal pedestrian crash Thursday night.

A white Dodge pickup truck was traveling westbound on Fairfield Drive approaching Pace Boulevard as a pedestrian was crossing northbound on Fairfield Drive. Witnesses told troopers that the pickup did not have headlights and was driving in two lanes when the pedestrian was struck.

The truck is a white in color Dodge pickup, possibly a dually, with white hub caps. It may have a black color front grill protector.

Friday afternoon, the FHP said they are also looking for a dark in color pickup that may have also been involved in the crash. Troopers also said the drivers of the black and white pickup trucks many not have known they struck the pedestrian.

The pedestrian was pronounced deceased on the scene. His name has not yet been released pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with any information about this crash or information about a possible vehicle, is asked to contact FHP Corporal E. Diaz at (850) 484-5000.

Comments

3 Responses to “FHP Now Looking For Second Pickup In Fatal Pedestrian Hit And Run”

  1. James Deureis on January 22nd, 2019 8:20 pm

    This area is a heavily populated area of intoxicated peoples. It was only a matter of time before tradgedy stuck. God bless all involved. Hopefully someone will answer for this poor man’s untimely expiration.

  2. dMv on January 19th, 2019 7:10 pm

    The word accident does not apply anymore when the driver made the decision to leave the scene.

  3. Suzie B. on January 19th, 2019 12:41 pm

    I’m so sorry to see this type of accident happening again. I hope it was, in fact, an accident and that the driver(s) were unaware that they struck a person. Not related to this incident, but I drive a car, a 4 door sedan, not an SUV or truck. I am continually blinded by the super bright lights of oncoming higher vehicles and have had a few last second avoidance issues due to severe glare from those lights, even in parking lots. By adding in factors of pedestrians distracted by phones, bad weather, fog, impaired drivers and more, it will only get worse. I cannot count the amount of times someone staring at a cell phone has stepped out in front of me, especially in downtown area and in various parking lots. The ones who refuse to walk at a normal pace across pedestrian walkways are really taking their chances. ughhh





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