Video: Hit & Run fatality
TAMPA — Police are investigating a hit-and-run after a man was killed as he crossed Hillsborough Avenue early Saturday morning.
Omar James Jeter, 22, of Tampa, was walking north near Lincoln Avenue at about 3 a.m. when a dark-colored compact car traveling west on Hillsborough Avenue hit him and fled the scene, police said.
Jeter died at the scene. He was not in a crosswalk, police said. After he was hit, several cars passed by but did not stop.
Police are looking for a car that may have extensive front end and windshield damage. Anyone with information is asked to call Tampa Police at (813) 276-3200 or Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-873-8477.