Levy County, FL (September 4, 2018) - Authorities with the Florida Highway Patrol are investigating following a hit-and-run incident early Tuesday. The crash happened around 3:42 am County Road 337, near NE 112th Place. According to FHP officials, a 26 year old man ws walking in the area when he was struck by a vehicle. The vehicle fled the scene before officers could arrive. The pedestrian was pronounced dead.
Officers have not released the name of the deceased pedestrian pending notiifcation of next-of-kin. There is no description of the suspect vehicle at this time. Anyone with information regarding the crash is urged to call the FHP Communications Center at 1-800-387-1290 or Levy County Crimestoppers at 1-877-349-8477.
Pedestrian crashes kill two people per day in Florida. By law, drivers are required to remain on the scene following a car accident. In an accident involving injury, it can be considered a felony to leave a crash scene before police arrive.
The hit-and-run driver, in this case, faces both civil and criminal responsibility when they are apprehended. The family of the deceased man may also choose to bring a wrongful death claim against the driver. In Florida, a wrongful death claim can be filed when someone else’s negligence causes a death.
Our condolences are with the victim’s family in this senseless tragedy.
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