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).
**UPDATE - All traffic lanes are now back open (5:50 AM)— NSBPD (@NSBPolice) July 12, 2019
New Smyrna Beach Police are on scene of a fatal traffic crash involving a pedestrian in the 3300- block of N. Dixie Freeway. All Northbound traffic on U.S. 1 is being detoured at this time.
**TRAFFIC ALERT**— NSBPD (@NSBPolice) July 12, 2019
New Smyrna Beach Police are on scene of fatal traffic crash involving a pedestrian in the 3300- block of N. Dixie Freeway. All Northbound traffic on U.S. 1 is being detoured at this time. Please avoid this area and obey all detours. pic.twitter.com/6u9B04DPbY
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