Dade City pedestrian dies in parking lot hit-and-run

ZEPHYRHILLS — A Dade City pedestrian was killed in a parking lot early Sunday after being struck by a vehicle that fled, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Shortly after 12:30 a.m., Dane Cody Prater, 25, was walking across the parking lot at Zephyrhills Plaza at State Road 54 and Coats Road.

What authorities think is a blue sport utility vehicle was stopped, but then began moving as Prater approached. He was struck and died at the scene, the patrol said.

Troopers asked that anyone with information about the hit-and-run crash call the Florida Highway Patrol at (813) 631-4020.

Dade City pedestrian dies in parking lot hit-and-run 08/04/13 [Last modified: Sunday, August 4, 2013 7:57pm]

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