“Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on SR-472 in Volusia County”

By | July 9, 2023

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A hit-and-run crash on State Road 472 in Volusia County, Florida, resulted in the death of a pedestrian early Sunday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The incident occurred before 4 a.m. at the intersection of SR-472 and Durfey Avenue.

Preliminary reports suggest that a vehicle traveling eastbound struck a pedestrian who was either kneeling or lying down in the inside lane, outside of a marked crosswalk. The vehicle, of an unknown description, then fled the scene. Unfortunately, the pedestrian, identified only as a male, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Florida Highway Patrol is currently investigating the incident. As of now, there have been no reported witnesses to the crash. Authorities are urging anyone with information to come forward by dialing *FHP, 407-737-2213, or contacting Crimeline at 800-423-8477 to remain anonymous.

This is a developing story, and News 6 will provide the latest updates as they become available.

Hit-and-run incidents are a serious concern, as they not only result in fatalities but also leave families devastated and communities shaken. It is crucial for drivers to remain vigilant and responsible while on the road, adhering to traffic rules and regulations. In the event of an accident, it is imperative to stay at the scene and contact authorities immediately.

Pedestrian safety is equally important. Individuals should always use designated crosswalks and avoid walking on roadways when possible. Drivers must be mindful of pedestrians, especially during the early morning or late evening hours when visibility is reduced. By practicing caution and respect for one another, we can work towards creating safer roads for everyone..

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