Published: Apr 14, 2013 1:06 PM EDT
Updated: Apr 15, 2013 11:04 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- A 23-year-old Port Charlotte man was hit by a car while walking on Vessels Rd. early Sunday morning. The responsible vehicle fled the scene.

The Florida Highway Patrol reported Kyle Wells was on the southbound grass shoulder of  Vessels Rd., walking in an easterly direction around 3:00 a.m., when he was struck by a car traveling northbound on the same road.

The driver of the car left the scene. FHP is searching for an unknown colored Mercury Grand Marquis. 

Anyone who witnessed the crash or who might know the location of the driver is asked to call the Florida Highway Patrol at (239) 938-1800.