Deputies looking for driver after deadly hit-and-run in Bradenton

Deputies looking for driver after deadly hit-and-run in Bradenton
(Source: Florida Highway Patrol)

BRADENTON, FL (WWSB) - Troopers say a driver hit and killed a 64-year-old man in Bradenton Saturday night then fled the scene.

It happened just before 9pm at 301 Boulevard East and 41st Avenue East. Troopers say Tomas Xon-Gurcas of Bradenton was walking across 301 when he entered the westbound lane and was hit by a black, 2006-2008 Chevy Silverado pickup truck.

The driver fled the scene. Though a witness gave chase, the driver of the pickup used several side streets to lose the tail. Witnesses were only able to provide a description of the vehicle but not the tag number.

Xon-Gurcas was taken to Blake Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Anyone with information on the deadly hit-and-run is asked to call authorities.

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