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FHP: 71-year-old pedestrian killed in hit and run, Driver never stopped

Deadly crash snarls traffic on I-95 southbound in St. Johns County just south of Racetrack Road.
Deadly crash snarls traffic on I-95 southbound in St. Johns County just south of Racetrack Road.

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – Several Florida Highway Patrol responders spent nearly five hours on the scene of a deadly crash on Interstate 95 in St. Johns County.

The crash occurred on the southbound side of the interstate just after the St. Johns County rest stop at 4 a.m.

The report from FHP shows a 71-year-old man began to cross the southbound lanes. He was hit by an oncoming vehicle and died at the scene.

The driver did not stop and continued down the interstate. No vehicle description is available as of now, but sometimes investigators can determine a make and model of a vehicle at a later time after evidence collected from the scene is analyzed.

It appears, by comparing the time listed on the crash report and the time that was listed on the FHP dispatch page this morning, that it may have been as long as 7 minutes before anyone was able to call for help.

Investigators are still working to notify the man’s family and were not able to determine what city the man is from.

All lanes of the interstate were blocked up to State Road 9B until just before 9 a.m. Drivers were encouraged to take U.S. 1.


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