FHP: 57-year-old man hit by two vehicles in Cocoa dies

Second driver flees after striking man, troopers say


COCOA, Fla. – A 57-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle in Cocoa early Sunday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

According to a report, a 35-year-old Cocoa man was driving a 2005 Chevy Malibu north on U.S. 1 near Broadway Boulevard when he struck Daniel Wheeler, News 6 partner Florida Today reported. The man said that he saw someone in the roadway just before the crash and that they were "not standing," the report said.

A second vehicle, which was traveling north on U.S. 1, also struck Wheeler while he was still in the roadway and left the scene, FHP said.

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Wheeler was pronounced dead by the Medical Examiner, according to Florida Today.

Investigators are looking for the driver of the second vehicle, but no further information was available.