Deadly hit-and-run investigation on Atlantic Blvd.

Fransico Antunez was hit and killed just after 5 a.m.


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A pedestrian died Saturday morning after being hit by a vehicle on Atlantic Boulevard at Acme Street. Investigators said the driver left the scene.

Police said Fransico Antunez was walking down Atlantic Boulevard when he was hit by a white vehicle traveling westbound. Antunez died at the scene just after 5 a.m.

Police shut down all westbound lanes of Atlantic Boulevard from Bowlan Street to Acme Street until 7:30 a.m. so traffic homicide officers could investigate. 

The witness who called in the hit-and-run followed the white van until they lost sight of it around Atlantic Boulevard and University Boulevard. 

No information is currently available about the driver.