FHP investigates fatal hit-and-run in Kissimmee

Pedestrian struck, killed; Driver left scene, officials say


KISSIMMEE, Fla. – A fatal hit-and-run crash forced officials to close a major highway in Osceola County.

The wreck happened Wednesday night on U.S. Highway 192 near Siesta Lago Drive in Kissimmee.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a vehicle was traveling eastbound on U.S. 192 when a pedestrian, who was not in a crosswalk, entered the car's direct path and was struck.

The driver pulled over for a brief time before driving off, troopers said.

The name of the pedestrian has not been released.

The FHP said details about the vehicle were not known.

The roadway was blocked off while the Florida Highway Patrol investigated but later reopened.