New Port Richey, FL (January 14, 2020) - The person killed in a hit-and-run crash over the weekend has been identified by authorities. The crash originally took place on Saturday, January 11th around 1:00 a.m.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 26-year-old Anthony Talotta of New Port Richey was on the northbound shoulder of Little Road near Heritage Lakes Boulevard. Talotta attempted to cross the road and was hit by a Toyota that was traveling northbound on Little Road. Talotta died at the crash scene. Police are now on the lookout for a 2001-2004 silver or light gray Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. Anyone with information is asked to call the FHP at 813-558-1800.
No additional information is available at this time.
Our thoughts are with the family of Anthony Talotta during this difficult time.
Hit-and-run crashes can change a victim's life in a matter of seconds. In Florida, there are about 100,000 hit-and-run accidents reported annually. These crashes account for about 25% of all reported motor vehicle accidents in our state. Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents often leave victims with serious and catastrophic injuries that can years to heal. In the worst cases, a fatality is involved.
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