HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. – A 30-year-old Tampa was man killed Sunday in a hit-and-run crash that happened around 7:21 pm in Hernando County.
According to troopers, an SUV was traveling northbound in the outside northbound lane of Mariner Boulevard, south of Little Street.
Troopers say a 2002 Ford F150 with a car hauler trailer transporting a 2007 Saturn Vue was parked on the sidewalk adjacent to the roadway.
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A 30-year-old Tampa man was helping to load and secure the vehicle on the trailer and was standing at the edge of the road when the SUV collided with the pedestrian as it passed the truck and trailer.
Troopers say the SUV failed to stop and fled the crash scene.
The Tampa man was transported to an area hospital but later died from injuries suffered during the crash.
Investigators say the SUV is believed to be a 2017 or newer BMW sport utility vehicle (X series).
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call *FHP or Crime Stoppers at **TIPS.
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