Man fatally struck in hit-and-run crash on busy downtown Orlando road

ORLANDO, Fla. — A busy road in downtown Orlando was shut down early Monday due to a deadly hit-and-run crash, according to police.

Just after 5 a.m., police and firefighters responded to the crash in the 900 block of South Orange Avenue.

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Firefighters said a pedestrian was killed after an apparent hit-and-run crash.

Officials closed Orange Avenue in both directions between Gore Street and Columbia Street.

The road reopened just before 8 a.m. Monday.

The pedestrian’s identity is not known.

Detectives are still on the scene investigating.

It is not known when the road will reopen.

No other details were available.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.