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Pedestrian killed in Hillsborough hit-and-run, vehicle located

The Sheriff’s Office says it has located the vehicle being sought in connection with the deadly crash in Dover.
Detectives are searching  for a black Ford Mustang convertible that was involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Dover on Friday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
Detectives are searching for a black Ford Mustang convertible that was involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Dover on Friday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. [ Photo provided / Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office ]
Published Jan. 15
Updated Jan. 17

UPDATE: The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office announced Sunday that it has located the vehicle wanted in connection with Friday’s fatal hit-and-run crash in Dover. The agency did not release any other information about the case.

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Hillsborough detectives are searching for a driver who struck a pedestrian and then left the scene Friday morning in Dover.

It happened on Gallagher Road just after 8 a.m. After hitting the pedestrian, the driver of a black Ford Mustang convertible headed south toward Lewis Raulerson Road, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Friday night.

The pedestrian was taken to an area hospital and later died, according to the release.

Detectives say the suspect’s convertible is missing a side mirror on the right side of the vehicle, and it also may have damage to the vehicle’s front passenger side.

Anyone who has information about the driver or vehicle involved in the crash is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200.