KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Florida Highway Patrol is searching for a driver who hit and killed a person in Osceola County and just kept going.
A 911 call was made about 9 p.m. Wednesday about the accident at the intersection of US-192 and Siesta Lago Drive.
FHP said the pedestrian wasn't crossing at a marked crosswalk and walked directly into the path of the vehicle. Troopers said the vehicle pulled over to the outside shoulder for a brief time but then left the scene.
"I came out and then I seen the guy. He was laying there," said witness John Fremgen.
As Fremgen got closer, he realized the victim was a friend of his that had been doing maintenance at nearby hotels.
"I've known him for about a year now," said Fremgen. "Really nice guy. Always said hello to everybody. Very polite."
Managers at the Sevilla Inn confirmed the victim was a family friend and investigators are focused on finding the mystery driver that left him to die.
People who live nearby said the area is dangerous, and there is fast-moving traffic.
"When he crossed that way, they have to wait until the light turns and it's dangerous," said resident Jonathan Camacho.
The roads were closed for hours while authorities investigated.
So far, troopers have not released a description of the vehicle. They're asking anyone with information to come forward.