MELBOURNE, Fla. – A Jeep involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash has been located, according to the Melbourne Police Department.
Police said they responded to the area of Babcock Street and Seminole Avenue regarding a pedestrian that was struck by a vehicle on Monday.
According to a news release, the vehicle that struck the man was traveling northbound on Babcock Street, stopped, then left the scene.
The victim, identified as Michael J. Forrest, of Melbourne Beach, was taken to the hospital, where he later died, police said. The department did not say whether Forrest was in a marked crosswalk.
Officers said Wednesday they believed the vehicle is a white 2014-2016 Jeep Compass SUV that may have damage to the left front fog light and headlight. It was last seen driving westbound on Seminole Avenue from Babcock Street.
Later that night, police said they found a 2016 white Jeep Compass in southeast Palm Bay and identified the driver. The name of the driver has not been released.
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Anyone with information is asked to call Traffic Homicide Investigator Officer Livingston at 321-288-8288.
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