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Victim of fatal hit-and-run accident identified; FHP still searching for driver

The victim of a fatal hit-and-run accident on March 12 has been identified, but Florida Highway Patrol say they are still searching for the driver that fled the scene.

According to a press release from FHP, Gilbert Pena-Gutierrez, 50, was laying on State Road 80 between the right lane and right turn lane when a vehicle ran over the him before speeding off from the scene.

The release also says a second vehicle ran over Pena-Gutierrez as he was laying in the middle of the road, but made a U-turn and returned to check on him.

The model of the car that sped from the scene is unknown, but is being described as a silver sedan.

FHP’s press release also indicates that additional cars may have ran over the pedestrian before leaving the scene.

MORE: Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run in Fort Myers 

A traffic homicide investigation is ongoing, and more details will be provided as we are informed. If anyone has any information regarding this crash and / or hit and run driver, please contact FHP at 239-938-1800 or Crimestoppers.

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