A man was killed after bring struck by a car early today, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
At about 2 a.m., the man was walking in the west shoulder of 15th Street East near 59th Avenue East when he was struck by a car. The driver left the scene.
The man was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, a media release said.
The Florida Highway Patrol has not been able to identify the man. The make and model of the hit-and-run car is unknown, the release said, but the car may have front-end damage or a broken windshield.
Anyone who witnessed the hit-and-run or has information about the driver of the victim is asked to call FHP at 941-751-8366.