Pedestrian killed during hit and run at Dade City intersection

The vehicle might be an off-road utility terrain vehicle, likely with front-left damage, troopers say.
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Published Jun. 2, 2020|Updated Jun. 2, 2020

DADE CITY — A hit and run driver struck and killed a pedestrian at an intersection southeast of Dade City, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The driver and the pedestrian were headed west on Clinton Road just after 1 a.m. Tuesday when the collision occurred at the Bur Mac Road intersection, the Highway Patrol said.

The vehicle was identified at first as a pickup truck but an update from the Highway Patrol said it might be an off-road utility terrain vehicle. The vehicle likely has front-left damage.

The Highway Patrol did not identify the pedestrian, a 45-year-old Ocala man, because of its interpretation of Marsy’s Law, a constitutional amendment passed by voters in 2018. The law is meant to protect crime victims, but it deprives the public of information that had long been made available in Florida under the state’s public records law.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Highway Patrol at (813) 558-1800.