Man killed in hit-and-run on Orange Avenue in Orlando

Police investigate deadly wreck near Pineloch Avenue

ORLANDO, Fla. – A pedestrian was struck and killed Thursday morning in Orlando, prompting police to close Orange Avenue.

The fatal wreck happened near Orange and Pineloch avenues, south of Michigan Street.

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Orlando police said officers were called at 6:23 a.m. to a crash in the 3100 block of South Orange Avenue.

Police said the vehicle involved in the crash had left the scene and officers found a man in his 50s suffering from injuries. The man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

Officers later identified the victim as Kenneth M. Holmes, 54.

Investigators say Holmes was crossing South Orange Avenue from west to east when a vehicle, traveling southbound struck the pedestrian and left the scene.

Orlando police do not have any available vehicle description.

Southbound Orange Avenue was closed at Michigan Street, and Orange Avenue was closed in both directions at Pineloch and Southgate Commerce Boulevard. Orange Avenue was reopened around 10:30 a.m., police said.

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