Ocala, FL (June 27, 2021) - A 45-year-old man is dead following a hit-and-run accident in Ocala on Saturday night. The crash happened around 10:45 p.m. on U.S. Highway 441.
Police say that the victim was walking in the outside lane of the highway when he was hit by a white Toyota Camry. He was then dragged underneath the vehicle before being dislodged on SW 1st Avenue. The man was taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center where he died from his injuries. The driver of the Camry did not stop at the scene but the car was later located at the intersection of SE Broadway Street and SE Tuscawilla Avenue. Police are still searching for the suspect at this time. The deceased victim was not identified.
An investigation is ongoing.
Hit-and-run crashes continue to pose major problems for motorists and pedestrians in Florida. In 2019, there were over 100,000 hit-and-run crashes in Florida. A large number of these accidents caused either serious injuries or death for the victims. Hit-and-run crash victims are often injured due to the negligence of another driver and drivers frequently flee the scene knowing that they are responsible for a major crash.
Our condolences are with the victim's family during this time.
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