A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle that fled the scene of a fatal accident on Orange Blossom Trail early this morning.
The incident took place at around 2:27 a.m. on Thursday, September 8, near the intersection of Orange Blossom Trail and Premier Row in Orange County.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a pedestrian was walking across the southbound lanes of Orange Blossom Trail, not in a marked crosswalk, when they were struck by an unknown vehicle that was traveling southbound on the highway.
After the pedestrian was struck, the vehicle fled the scene.
A short time later, a 2008 Ford F-150 being driven by a 26-year-old Orlando man, ran over the pedestrian’s body. The driver says he did not see the pedestrian laying in the roadway. After running over the man, the driver says he turned around to investigate what he hit.
While he was turning around, the driver says he witnessed a vehicle also strike the pedestrian. The vehicle continued southbound on Orange Blossom Trail and did not stop. The driver described the vehicle has a white, four-door sedan.
The pedestrian was transported to the Orlando Regional Medical Center and pronounced deceased. The driver of the pickup truck was not injured and remained on scene.
The medical examiner’s office is currently working to positively identify the pedestrian.
Anyone with information about this incident that will help police find the drivers of either the first or third vehicles that struck the pedestrian, is asked to contact FHP at 407-737-2213.