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Melbourne, FL - Man Killed in Hit-and-Run Car Accident on Babcock St.

Melbourne, FL (March 7, 2023) - A man is dead, and police are investigating the hit-and-run accident in Melbourne that claimed his life. The crash occurred around 7:20 p.m. on Monday, March 6th.

Police responded to the area of Babcock Street and Seminole Avenue. According to a report, a man named Michael J. Forrest was walking on Babcock Street when he was hit by an unknown vehicle. The driver of the vehicle fled the area before authorities could arrive. Forrest, 62, of Melbourne Beach, died at Holmes Regional Medical Center. The vehicle involved in the crash was last spotted traveling westbound on Seminole Avenue.

An investigation remains underway at this time. No further information has been released.

Hit-and-run crashes in Florida account for about 20% of all reported traffic accidents in our state. A hit-and-run accident is frequently very serious in nature and can lead to devastating and catastrophic injuries for victims. Many of these collisions are caused by careless drivers who will flee the scene in an effort to avoid responsibility for causing the crash.

We would like to offer our condolences to the family of Michael Forrest in the aftermath of this deadly car accident in Melbourne.

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