Pedestrian killed in hit and run

A man was killed in an early morning hit and run last week.

Florida Highway Patrol and the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Liberty Road, just north of Lucille Berry at 2:12 a.m. on Thursday, January 5.

According to Florida Highway Patrol officials, a black man, whose identity was not known at the time, was found  lying in the road. 

A press release states the man was struck by an unknown vehicle that fled the scene. The pedestrian suffered traumatic injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene at 2:21 a.m. by responding emergency medical personnel.

Florida Highway Patrol Traffic Homicide Investigations has assumed the investigation, which is still ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Florida Highway Patrol at 850-245-770 ext. 8 or Master Corporal Patricia Jefferson-Shaw at 850-518-5748.

You can also report information anonymously to Big Bend Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS (8477).

 Erin Hill – Gadsden County News Service


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