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Troopers searching for suspect involved in fatal hit and run accident in Venice

Posted at 8:38 PM, Nov 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-12 08:02:15-05

Florida Highway Patrol is seeking help locating a suspect in fatal hit and run crash that happened located on U.S. 41 in Venice on Friday night.

It happened around 6 p.m. at the intersection with Jacaranda Boulevard.

FHP said the suspect made a left turn despite a red light, and hit a motorcyclist, 67-year-old Michael Shea of Port Charlotte. 

Shea was pronounced dead at the scene, and the suspect fled on foot.

If anyone has information regarding this crash or the suspect, please contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 239-938-1800 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.