Pedestrian dead after Palm Beach Boulevard hit-and-run in Tice

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Troopers are looking for an unknown driver after a hit-and-run crash on Palm Beach Boulevard left a pedestrian dead in Tice.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, an unknown vehicle was driving west on Palm Beach Boulevard at around 5:45 a.m. Wednesday, approaching Balboa Avenue. An unidentified man was trying to cross the travel lanes of Palm Beach when the vehicle struck him.

The pedestrian sustained critical injuries, was transported to an area hospital and was later pronounced dead.

After the crash, the unknown driver left the scene of the accident.

Florida Highway Patrol’s Lieutenant Greg Bueno said the pedestrian may have lived if the driver didn’t turn one mistake into a tragedy by driving away.

“The pedestrian was found at a later point, was critically injured transported to a local hospital, and since has been pronounced deceased, and that’s tragic,” Bueno said.

Xavier Rosa drives on Palm Beach Boulevard daily. He said it hurts to hear someone died.

“People out here in general drive badly,” Rosa said. “Not just on Palm Beach but southwest Florida. The roads are wet. Traffic’s bad. It’s not surprising.”

Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to call *FHP (*347) or Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477. You do not have to give your name to be eligible for a reward.

The crash remains under investigation.

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