Destin Hit and Run Fatality

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit and run traffic death that occurred shortly before nine Wednesday night.

The traffic crash took place on Airport Road near Industrial Lane. Eyewitnesses reported a dark colored pick-up truck struck a bicyclist on the east bound lanes of Airport Road. The pick-up truck continued east bound.

The bicyclist was pronounced dead on scene. Family members identified the bicyclist as Elcio Nasareno Pinentel, age 36, of 955 Airport Road, Apt #1211.

Pinentel is from Brazil and was in this country for a year working in construction.

The investigation is currently ongoing. Anyone with any further information in reference to the hit and run vehicle is encouraged to contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 863-TIPS.