Pedestrian struck by killed by hit & run driver in Bradenton

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BRADENTON - A pedestrian is dead after being hit along a Manatee County roadway. Now, investigators must find the driver who kept on going.

It happened Monday around 12:10 am on 51st Avenue East in Bradenton.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the victim and the driver were both heading west. That's when the suspect hit the pedestrian and fled. The victim ended up in a ditch and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The name of the victim has not yet been released.

Anyone with information regarding the accident is asked to call FHP at 239-938-1800.