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Driver wanted in deadly Pinellas County hit-and-run

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Posted at 9:02 AM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 17:05:28-04

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol is searching for a driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run that happened in Pinellas County early Friday morning.

Troopers say a 58-year-old man in a motorized scooter was crossing Ulmerton Road in a marked crosswalk against the do not cross signal when entered the path of the vehicle and was hit. It happened just after 12:30 a.m.

According to a crash report, the vehicle was traveling westbound on Ulmerton approaching 34th Street North. The driver left the scene after the impact. Troopers say the vehicle is described as a 2012 Honda Civic EX or EX-L.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the FHP by calling 813- 558-1800, *FHP or Crime Stoppers at **TIPS.