Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run on Jamaica Bay Blvd.

Reporter: Jolena Esperto Writer: Matias Abril
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According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a pedestrian has died after getting hit by an oncoming vehicle.

The vehicle was traveling south on U.S. 41, south of Jamaica Bay Boulevard, in the left lane, while the pedestrian attempted to cross U.S. 41 travel lanes, south of Jamaica Bay Boulevard.

The front of the Vehicle collided with the pedestrian, and the pedestrian was pronounced dead on scene.

After the collision, the driver fled the scene.

WINK News spoke with a clerk at the Speedway gas station who heard the crash and saw the quick emergency response.

He said it didn’t sound very loud from where he stood.

“I came back inside for a little while, and I just seen like ambulance, firetruck, police, firetruck, ambulance, and I look, and at first, it sounded like a big truck, like it ran over a piece of road or debris. That’s how bad it sounded,” the clerk said.

The crash remains under investigation. If you have any information about this hit-and-run, contact Florida Highway Patrol.

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