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Man killed after deadly hit-and-run in Polk County

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Posted at 12:16 PM, Aug 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-15 12:16:03-04

POLK COUNTY, Fla. — The Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly hit-and-run on Saturday.

Polk County officials said a crash was reported at about 3:54 a.m. on US 17 and the intersection of Hammock Lake Drive in Fort Meade.

When deputies and Polk Fire Rescue arrived on the scene, they found a victim in the outside lane of southbound US 17.

Detectives said the victim was a Hispanic man around 60 years old.

The victim was wearing dark clothing at the time of the crash, detectives said.

Based on the evidence, deputies believe the vehicle involved may be a commercial vehicle.

The vehicle did not stop following the crash.

If anyone has any information regarding the driver, the commercial vehicle or any other information that might be helpful to this investigation, please call Detective Brackley at 863-297-1100,