Man, 64, killed in Orange County hit-and-run crash

Death marks 13th fatal hit-and-run in county this year

ORLANDO, Fla. – A 64-year-old Orlando man was killed Wednesday night in a hit-and-run crash in Orange County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The fatal crash happened around 11:30 p.m. on Pine Hills Road near Belco Drive.

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The FHP said a white four-door Toyota was traveling south on Pine Hills Road and struck the man, who was not in a crosswalk or at the intersection.

Troopers initially said a BMW that was traveling from a private drive onto Pine Hills Road then struck the man, but the agency later clarified that the man was thrown into the BMW, which was stopped in the driveway.

The victim’s name has not been released.

The driver of the Toyota, which sustained front-end damage, drove away without stopping, according to an FHP report.

Later on Thursday, a citizen alerted FHP troopers to the whereabouts of the possible car involved.

“Thanks to an alert citizen in Orlando that called law enforcement, troopers think they have the 2021 Toyota Camry that struck and killed a 64-year-old man last night,” FHP wrote in a tweet.

However, troopers are still looking for the driver.

Trooper said the wreck marks the 13th fatal hit-and-run crash in Orange County this year, more than double from the same time last year.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the FHP at 407-737-2213 or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.

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