Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash in Fort Pierce

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - UPDATE:  Police now think the vehicle is a 1997-2000 Ford F150, possibly a two-tone Lariat with dark green and either silver or tan on the lower part of the vehicle.

EARLIER:

Police are searching for the driver who hit and killed a pedestrian in Fort Pierce Friday night. 

The victim has been identified as 59 year-old Timothy Sandblom of Maine.

The crash happened around 8:30 p.m. along the 3200 block of U.S. 1.

Bobby Owens is always working in the area. 

He wishes he saw what happened.

"Seems like someone should have saw it," says Owens.

According to authorities, the victim was staying at a Red Roof Inn.

He walked across the street to the Citgo gas station for a sandwich and was hit by a vehicle driving southbound as he was walking back across the street.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Debris from the car was found. Police are searching for a dark green Ford SUV with front-end damage. 

U.S. 1 was shut down south of Edwards Road as police investigated.

The manager at a nearby business says he is checking surveillance video, hoping he can find a lead.

Police say they have also received information from social media which they hope will lead to an arrest.

 

Check back for updates. 
 

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