• Driver sought after pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash on US 1 in New Smyrna Beach, police say

    By: Johny Fernandez , James Tutten

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    NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. - The search is on for a hit-and-run driver who killed a man early Friday morning, according to New Smyrna Beach police.

    Officers said Port Charlotte resident Timothy Calabrese, 43, was found dead around 1:10 a.m. in the median of U.S. 1 (North Dixie Freeway), not far from Sleepy Hollow Road.

    A passerby noticed his body and pulled over to give assistance, but he had already succumbed to his injuries, officers said.


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    Due to vehicle fragments found at the crash scene, police believe Calabrese may have been struck by a dark blue 1999-2002 Chevy Silverado or Tahoe.

    The vehicle would likely have front-end damage due to the impact, officers said.

    Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the New Smyrna Beach Police Department at 386-424-2275 of Crime Stoppers at 888-277-TIPS (8477).

     

     

     

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