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Victim identified in fatal Fort Myers hit and run

Hit and run Fowler and Carroll
Hit and run Fowler and Carroll
Posted at 10:52 PM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 22:58:33-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. — UPDATE 1/27:

The victim of a fatal hit and run Saturday on Fowler Street and Carrell Road has been identified as 74-year-old Paul Richard Hanson.

Investigators are seeking leads from anyone who may have had contact with the vehicle owner before or after the accident. Police could not disclose any names, but say there are people out there that have info.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.


UPDATE 1/26, 7:26 PM:

The SUV involved in the fatal pedestrian hit and run was recovered late this afternoon thanks to a Crime Stoppers tip.

Fort Myers hit and run

Investigators are hoping the vehicle brings them closer to justice for the victim’s family.

Fort Myers hit and run

Anyone with information is asked to contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS


Fort Myers police are asking for the public's help in identifying a hit and run driver that killed a pedestrian at Fowler Street and Carrell Road over the weekend.

The Ford Expedition involved in the accident was last seen in the area of Cleveland Ave and North Airport, with heavy front end damage to the right side. Investigators believe it is a grey or charcoal, or two tone in color, 2003-2006 Ford Expedition.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS