State Road 26 near Hawthorne shut down after hit-and-run death

Published: Dec. 10, 2021 at 1:50 PM EST
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HAWTHORNE, Fla. (WCJB) - A portion of State Road 26 near Hawthorne shut down after a hit-and-run death Friday morning.

According to Florida Highway Patrol officials, a 37-year old Keystone Heights man was hit by an unknown vehicle while crossing the road. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene after hitting the man; the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

FHP was notified around 7 a.m. Friday and shut down a portion of the road between County Road 1469 and Northeast 179th Street within 30 minutes.

The investigation into this hit-and-run death is still ongoing.

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