TAMPA BAY, Fla. — Law enforcement officers in the Tampa Bay area investigated two fatal hit-and-run accidents involving pedestrians. The first incident, which occurred in Plant City, involved a male who in the road. Two cars hit him; one stopped, and the other fled, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Police finally tracked the absconding driver down. In Sun City Center, a 25-year-old man was hit by a car and died. The driver who struck the person walking took off from the scene. The Tampa Bay Times reported that troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol are now searching for that fleeing driver.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers have no real idea why a 43-year-old man laid down in the travel lanes of State Road 60 in the area of James L. Redman Parkway just after 9:15 Saturday night. Troopers determined that two vehicles traveling west through Plant City struck the man. The first vehicle continued without stopping. The second driver stopped. A 21-year-old man from Plant City is believed to be the operator of a 2008 Infiniti G37 that ran over the man and refused to stop. A 55-year-old woman was the second driver. She stopped immediately after hitting the victim. Police did not charge the woman who stopped with any crime.
In Sun City Center, a 25-year-old man died while walking on the eastbound side of Sun City Center Boulevard around 4:00 a.m. Thursday. The troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol assigned to investigate the crash said that the accident scene was in the area of Katie Stanaland Road. Troopers have not ascertained why the victim was walking in the eastbound travel lanes. All troopers know about the crash is that a vehicle hit the pedestrian and drove out of the area without calling for help. Troopers do not have a suspect vehicle. The investigating troopers have asked the public for information about the fatal pedestrian crash.
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