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Tampa Police investigating deadly hit-and-run on Cleveland Street

Police investigates South Tampa hit and run
Posted at 11:28 AM, Apr 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-23 05:07:10-04

TAMPA, Fla. -- Police are investigating an overnight fatal hit-and-run near Cleveland Street and Selmon Expressway.

Officers responded to a "man down" call at the entrance ramp to the Selmon Expressway at Cleveland Street around 10:00 a.m. Sunday.

Police determined the victim was involved in a hit-and-run crash at the location and died.

It is a crime rising at an alarming rate across Florida. There were nearly 100,000 hit-and-run crashes statewide in 2017. The Florida Highway Patrol says in about 200 of the crashes someone died.

“You’ve got to be a sick person honestly to live your whole life knowing you’ve killed somebody," said neighbor Shannon Long.

Eric Moffitt calls the area extremely dangerous describing the speeding cars he sees regularly.

“I don’t know how you can live with it, your conscious that way. If you hurt somebody and not take responsibility for helping out," Moffitt said.

Police have not identified the victim or any suspects in the crash.

Anyone with information is urged to call Tampa Police at (813) 231-6130.