Brevard County

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash in Melbourne, police say

MELBOURNE, Fla. — An investigation is underway in Brevard County following a fatal hit-and-run crash on Saturday.

Police responded to the area of New Haven Avenue and South Harbor City Boulevard in Melbourne around 2 a.m., regarding reports of a deceased person on South Harbor City Boulevard.

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The initial investigation indicated that a pedestrian, 28-year-old Melbourne resident Natanael Real, was hit by a car, which fled the scene, police said.

According to police, Real was on South Harbor City Boulevard between New Haven Avenue and East Strawbridge Avenue when he was hit and killed.

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Based upon the preliminary investigation, the vehicle is believed to be a 2007 to 2013, red GMC Sierra or a similar model pickup truck with damage to the front of the vehicle.

This is being investigated as a traffic homicide, police said.

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If you have any information regarding this incident, call (321) 616-6118.

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