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Authorities are looking for driver involved in fatal Pasco hit-and-run

Shards of paint left behind by a car suspected in a fatal hit-and-run in Pasco County on June 22, 2019. [Photo courtesy of Florida Highway Patrol]
Published Jun. 23

A pedestrian was killed in a Dade City hit-and-run Saturday night, and authorities are looking for the driver.

Leon Gilbert-Bailey, 24, of Dade City, was walking along the west shoulder of U.S. 301 near Gould Road, according to a news release from the Florida Highway Patrol.

At around 9:45 p.m., an unknown driver headed southbound on the highway hit Gilbert-Bailey.

Authorities took Gilbert-Bailey to AdventHealth Dade City, where he died from his injuries, the release said.

The Florida Highway Patrol asked citizens to look out for a car with damage to its right front, including its headlight, hood, windshield and A-pillar.

Authorities collected shards of paint from the accident scene and provided photographs media outlets.

Anyone with information about the accident should call 813 -558-1800, *FHP (*347), or Crime Stoppers at 800-873-TIPS, the release said.

Contact Kirby Wilson at kwilson@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8793. Follow @kirbywtweets.

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