News: Hit-and-run driver kills elderly man in Palm Beach County

BELLE GLADE, FL – An elderly pedestrian was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in Palm Beach County early Monday morning, reports WPTV.

The 87-year-old victim was standing in the northbound lane of State Road 715 in Belle Glade at about 2:30 a.m. when he was hit by a northbound vehicle, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said the driver who hit him fled the area after the crash.  A search is now underway for the vehicle involved, believed to be a maroon-colored vehicle and most likely a truck.

Anyone with information regarding the incident was asked to contact the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

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