Hit-and-run crash reported in Manatee


MANATEE -- A Bradenton man was the victim of a hit-and-run driver Friday, the Florida Highway Patrol.

According to a news release, the 31-year-old man was driving a Cadillac Escalade northbound in the 5300 block of U.S. Highway 41 at about 4:45 p.m. A blue Chrysler van was following at a higher rate of speed and struck the Escalade from behind.

The van left the scene without exchanging any information, the news release said. The victim was not injured.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crash or has any knowledge as to the identity of the driver or the vehicle are asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 239-938-1800.

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