Tampa police launch search for truck in fatal hit and run pedestrian crash

Posted at 4:19 PM, Feb 26, 2017

Tampa police are asking the public's help to locate a pickup truck involved in a fatal hit and run traffic crash in Ybor City overnight.

Jatha Royal, 36, address unknown, was struck and killed at the intersection of East 15th Avenue and North 15th Street in Tampa during the early morning hours Sunday, Feb. 26, the Tampa Police Department reported.

Police are searching for a late 1990s to early 2000s Ford truck.

The driver of the truck was described as a white or Hispanic man with dark hair.

Police want anyone with information about the vehicle to contact the Tampa Police Department at (813) 231-6130 or Crimestoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477) or anonymously online at