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Police search for hit-and-run driver after pedestrian critically injured

Jacksonville police looking for dark colored Dodge with front-end damage

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was hit Friday night while crossing Beach Boulevard near Southside Boulevard, and the driver failed to stop at the scene, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Police said the hit-and-run was reported at 10:40 p.m. Responding officers found a man between 25-45 years old in the road. He was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

A witness at the scene said a westbound vehicle hit the pedestrian as he was trying to cross Beach Boulevard.

Evidence found at the scene indicates the car involved may be a dark-colored Dodge, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Detectives believe that vehicle has front-end damage, including a missing grill and “Dodge” emblem.

JSO’s Traffic Homicide is leading an investigation into the incident.

Police are asking anyone with details that could help investigators to contact JSO either by phone at 904-630-0500 or by email at JSOcrimetips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous, contact First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).