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Fort Myers olice investigating fatal hit and run

By Staff | Oct 10, 2009

A man walking near the intersection of Palm Beach Boulevard and Desoto Avenue was killed this morning after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver.
The accident ocurred at 1:39 a.m. Saturday. The victim was crossing Palm Beach Boulevard and was struck in the westbound lanes. According to witnesses, the vehicle involved in the crash continued westbound, then made a quick u-turn and fled eastbound on Palm Beach passing the crime scene at a high rate of speed. The vehicle is described as a large box-style Nissan possibly an SUV. It is light in color, possibly white, beige or champagne and now has heavy damage to the front of the vehicle, according to a release from the Fort Myers Police Department.
The victim is described as a male of Hispanic ancestry. He did have a wallet but no identification, officials said. Inside the wallet police found a receipt in his pocket that shows he sends money to Guatemala. He is 5’3″ and 175-pounds.
Anyone with information about the crash, victim or suspect is asked to call FMPD Officer Mikue Cela at 321-7700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.