35-Year-Old Man Killed in Hit-and-Run Collision in Jacksonville, Florida
JACKSONVILLE, FL. – According to a news report posted online by wokv.com, a 35-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run collision in Jacksonville, Florida. The man was walking in the shoulder of a roadway, when a vehicle struck him and fled the scene. Police have located the vehicle involved but not the driver.*
The collision happened on the evening of February 8. Reports said it took place late at night, but it is not clear exactly what time. A man was walking in the shoulder of Main Street in Jacksonville, when a northbound 2014 Ford truck veered into the shoulder near Kirk Road and hit the man. The driver of the truck then left the scene.
The man was severely injured in the collision, and he did not survive. It is not clear if officials pronounced him deceased at the scene or if he was first transported to a medical hospital. The man was identified as 35-year-old Richard Wilson Jr. (city not reported).
Florida Highway Patrol said the Ford truck was seen heading north on Main Street after the crash. Troopers began searching for the truck, which they said was a dark blue color, and they located it close to the site of the accident. The truck was abandoned. It does not appear that Troopers have apprehended the driver at this time.
No description of the driver has been released. Florida Highway Patrol says charges are pending. The investigation is still underway, and Troopers have not reported further information to the public at this time.
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