St Lucie County, FL – Fatal Hit & Run Crash on Turnpike Feeder near PNC Bank
St Lucie County, FL (May 6, 2021) – A man from Stuart lost his life after a fatal hit and run crash occurred on a roadway in St Lucie County. The incident was reported on the morning of May 1. Factors contributing to the cause of the collision have not been reported to the public at this time.
According to officials, the accident occurred in the 5100 block of Turnpike Feeder near PNC Bank at around 4:15 a.m. Police stated that the 32-year-old victim was walking when he was hit by a car, possibly an older silver Ford Focus.
Witness statements confirmed that the vehicle had an out-of-state license with tinted windows. The driver made a u-turn after the crash, slowly drove past the scene, and took off.
The victim was pronounced deceased at the crash scene. Their identity has not been released at this time.
Police officials in St Lucie continue to investigate.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased at this time.
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