Man killed in Melbourne hit-and-run, suspect sought, police say

Investigation underway on South Harbor City Boulevard

Police siren (Generic photo)

MELBOURNE, Fla. – A pedestrian was killed early Saturday morning in a hit-and-run on a Melbourne street, police said.

Melbourne police responded at about 2 a.m. Saturday to South Harbor City Boulevard near its intersection with New Haven Avenue, where they found a man who had been hit by a vehicle and who had died at the scene, according to News 6 partner Florida Today.

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The man, whose age and identity were not disclosed, had been on South Harbor City Boulevard between New Haven and East Strawbridge avenues when he was hit by a red GMC Sierra truck or similar model that then fled the area, police said.

The truck is believed to be a model made between 2007 and 2013 with damage to its front, police said.

Melbourne police released this photo of a vehicle similar to one involved in a fatal hit-and-run Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (Melbourne Police Department)

The crash is being investigated as a traffic homicide. Police are asking that anyone with information regarding the crash call 321-616-6118.