Driver flees after fatally striking man, 34, on OBT in Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Florida Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a deadly hit-and-run crash Friday morning in Orange County.


The crash happened around 2:38 a.m. on South Orange Blossom Trail near Town Center Boulevard.

Troopers said the crash had all southbound lanes of Orange Blossom Trail shut down for several hours as they investigated the crash.

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Troopers said a 34-year-old Orlando man was hit by a vehicle while he was crossing the road on foot.

The driver who hit the man then fled the scene, according to FHP.

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Troopers said a piece of the damaged car was left at the scene.

The hit-and-run driving may have been behind the wheel of a silver 2004 to 2008 Toyota Solara.

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Troopers said the car should have damage to the front grill, bumper and hood.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call FHP at 407-737-2213 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS(8477.)

Channel 9 has a crew working to gather more details and will provide updates on Eyewitness News.

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