Vero Beach man killed by hit-and-run driver

Posted at 11:37 PM, Jan 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-03 10:06:44-05

The Florida Highway Patrol has taken over the investigation into the death of a 55-year-old man who was killed Friday night by a hit-and-run driver near Vero Beach.

Daniel Letts of Vero Beach was walking in the northbound lanes of Southwest 20th Avenue near Southwest 1st Place around 9 p.m. when he was struck by an unknown vehicle.

The driver of that vehicle never stopped and continued north on 20th Avenue. 

A second vehicle, driven by Carol Decosa, also struck Letts.

Letts was pronounced dead on the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.