Osceola County

Troopers investigate deadly hit-and-run crash involving pedestrian

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating after a pedestrian was hit and killed early Saturday morning in Osceola County.

The crash happened on the entrance ramp to Poinciana Parkway from Marigold Avenue around 5:40 a.m.

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Troopers said a Kia Optima was traveling northbound on the entrance ramp and hit a pedestrian who was standing in the roadway, not in a marked crosswalk.

Witnesses told troopers that after the initial impact, a second vehicle hit the pedestrian who was lying in the roadway. According to troopers, that vehicle left the scene.

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The driver and passenger of the Optima were not injured during the crash and remained at the scene.

Witnesses could not provide a description of the vehicle that left the scene, telling troopers it was too dark at the time of the collision.

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Troopers ask anyone with information to call FHP at 407-737-2213.

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