Troopers are looking for the driver of a car that hit two people, killing one, early Saturday on U.S. 92 in east Hillsborough County.
The collision happened a little after 3 a.m. west of the intersection of Charlie Taylor Road, east of Plant City, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. A car, described as a dark sedan, was heading east on U.S. 92 and struck two people as they to cross the highway from the south, troopers said.
One of them, a 40-year-old man, was killed. The other, a 28-year-old man, was seriously injured, troopers said. Both men were from Plant City. The Highway Patrol typically does not release the names of people killed in crashes due to Marsy’s Law.
After the crash, the driver continued heading east on U.S. 92.
On Saturday afternoon, investigators said they believe the car is a 2007 to 2014 model silver or gray Mercedes Benz C-class, with damage to the grill and headlamp.
Anyone with information about the collision was asked to contact the Highway Patrol by calling *FHP or **TIPS.
A news release about the collision included a statement to remind drivers that it is illegal to leave the scene of a crash that causes property damage, injury or death. Drivers must remain at the scene of a collision and call for help.
About one quarter of all traffic crashes are deemed hit-and-run cases, according to the Highway Patrol.