Driver is Arrested after Pedestrian Tragically Dies in Okaloosa County Hit-and-Run Accident
OKALOOSA COUNTY, FL – According to an online news report at mypanhandle.com, a driver is facing numerous charges after fleeing the scene of a deadly pedestrian accident that occurred earlier this week.*
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, troopers indicate that a 48-year-old man was driving close to the intersection of Hare Street and Highway 90 when he struck a 71-year-old man from Crestview who was walking on the roadway. The man died as a result of the impact of the crash.
The driver did not stop at the scene and continued to drive on Highway 90. He was later found and brought into custody by the police. The investigation remains ongoing. The man is facing charges of driving while license suspended or revoked, failure to register a vehicle, and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injuries.
There are no further details on the accident at this time. The crash remains under investigation by the local police.
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