Crime

FHP looks for hit-and-run driver in Bradenton crash

MANATEE -- Florida Highway Patrol was looking for the driver of a vehicle that rear-ended another vehicle on 51st Street West and Cortez Road in Bradenton on Monday.

About 4:50 p.m., a vehicle waiting to turn left from northbound 51st Street onto Cortez Road was struck in the rear by a maroon Dodge Ram pickup truck. The driver of the truck then fled the scene, according to a report.

The driver of the Ram, which had peeling paint on the hood, was described as "slightly heavy" woman in her mid-20s with brown hair.

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run driver can call FHP at 239-938-1800.

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