Hit-and-run Manatee County accident kills pedestrian

MANATEE -- An unknown pedestrian was struck and killed by a Chevrolet van about 2:42 a.m. today at 15th Street East and 57th Avenue East, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.

The pedestrian was struck from behind while walking north on the north-bound lane of 15th Street East. The vehicle, possibly a Chevrolet Astro van with front end damage, left the scene.

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call Cpl. Darrell Carroll at 941-751-8366.