Driver flees scene after hitting, killing pedestrian in Manatee County

Hit & Run

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - Troopers are searching for the driver responsible for killing a pedestrian in a hit-and-run Saturday morning in Manatee County.

Troopers say around 8:00 a.m. in the 3400 block of Whitfield Avenue, a maroon-colored 1997-2003 full-size Ford Pickup or SUV was traveling eastbound, east of 33rd Avenue East, and 28-year-old Hung Dong was walking in the eastbound lane.

Troopers say that the driver struck Dong, who landed in a nearby ditch, and drove away from the scene.

Dong was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Anyone with any information about the incident, the vehicle, or the driver should contact FHP at 239-938-1800 or Crimestoppers.

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