Suspect’s vehicle found in Fort Myers deadly hit-and-run crash

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FORT MYERS, Fla.- Police say on Tuesday afternoon, the suspect vehicle in a deadly hit-and run-crash was located at 3421 Franklin Street. The homeowner found the car abandoned in his yard.

Investigators say there is no link between the recovery location and the operator of the vehicle. Police are continuing to search for the driver of that vehicle.

The crash happened at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Palm Avenue early Sunday morning.

Evan Shepherd was killed after his car flipped and hit a tree, pinning him inside his Kia Soul. He and his family celebrated his 27th birthday just days before this crash.

His family tells WINK News it’s been extremely difficult to hear the details of this investigation but they’re hoping anyone with information will come forward.

“I just want to know what happened. I can’t be angry. My brother’s gone. I just want to know what happened,” said Lauren Harkins, Shepherd’s sister.

Harkins and her family are on a mission to find out what exactly happened. After talking to witnesses, police say they’re now searching for another person involved in that crash who fled the scene.

“I’m sure that it’s very difficult for whomever else was involved we just would hope that they would come forward and so we can get a better explanation of what happened to Evan and I know it’s difficult but I hope that they can find it in their hearts to do that for our family,” said Patricia Sala, Shepherd’s mother.

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