Police: Driver flees after fatally striking person on SR 408 near downtown Orlando

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ORLANDO, Fla. — A driver drove away after fatally striking a 41-year-old man on State Road 408 Wednesday evening near downtown, the Orlando Police Department said.

The crash was reported shortly before 7:30 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of SR 408 at the entry ramp near South Crystal Lake Drive, Orlando police Lt. Frank Chisari said.

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Glenn Kale was taken to a hospital, where he died, Chisari said. It's unclear why he was walking on the highway.

On Wednesday night, police described the vehicle involved as an older white Ford F-150 with a ladder and front-end damage.

Investigators said Thursday morning that they found the vehicle involved shortly after the crash, but they have not disclosed the driver's identity.

Police said eastbound lanes in the area were closed for about three hours.

The crash remains under investigation.

No other details were given.