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Fatal hit-and-run shuts down OBT at 39th Street in Orange County

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla - The Florida Highway Patrol said one person has turned themselves in to troopers after leaving the scene of a fatal hit-and-run along Orange Blossom Trail.

Troopers received the call around 3:30 Sunday morning of a pedestrian hit and killed trying to cross OBT.

Troopers said 49-year-old Eduardo Grinaire Vincente was driving south down OBT when he hit a pedestrian. Vincente initially stopped, got out of his car but then got back in and took off.

The pedestrian only identified as a female was trying to cross the road without using a crosswalk.

A second vehicle stopped and as she opened her door was struck by a third vehicle that also ran over the victim in the roadway and continued driving.

Authorities are still looking for that third vehicle, described as a red four-door Ford Taurus and hope surveillance video from a 7-11 and a Dollar General nearby will help them get a better idea of what happened overnight.

Around 8:30 a.m., Sergeant Kim Montes with FHP said Vincente contacted them in connection to the accident and turned himself into troopers.

Vincente is being charged with leaving the scene of a fatal crash.

Troopers have concluded that the pedestrian was at fault and not using a crosswalk when trying to cross Orange Blossom Trail. The victim’s name has not been released until troopers have notified next of kin.

FHP had to shut down a block of Orange Blossom Trail southbound at 39th Street for more than three hours as troopers investigated.