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18-year-old man killed in hit and run crash

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Posted at 8:20 PM, Feb 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-13 20:20:22-05

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla.  — An 18-year-old man has died following a crash in Hendry County Saturday.

Florida Highway Patrol says a vehicle was traveling east on County Road 80A, approaching the intersection of Art Lawrence Road. They say the 18-year-old, a pedestrian, was within the intersection and the driver failed to observe him. The vehicle hit him and he was propelled into a utility pole located on the south grass shoulder of Old US Highway 27. He came to a rest on the grass shoulder of Old US Highway 27.

FHP says the driver fled the scene and was later located in Clewiston. FHP says the crash is under investigation and criminal charges will be decided once the investigation is completed.