Driver sought in Orange County crash that killed pedestrian

Pedestrian hit on Colonial Drive Friday night

Police lights. (KPRC/File)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol is seeking information on a driver in a hit-and-run crash that killed a man crossing a street in Orange County Friday night.

Troopers said a car, a 2009 BWM 328i, heading eastbound on Colonial Drive near Powers Drive struck a 48-year-old man, who was crossing the roadway from the north to the south not in a crosswalk or intersection.

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The FHP said the driver fled the scene and they later found the car abandoned. Troopers said the pedestrian was taken to the hospital where he later died.

The crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with information on the driver is asked to contact the FHP at (407) 737-2213.

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