Fatal hit and run in Panama City Beach

Castro has been charged with leaving the scene of a crash with injury or death. (WJHG/WECP)

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - State troopers say Edgar Velasco-Castro, 20, of Fort Myers was driving on US 98 near Rose Lane around 7:00 p.m. Monday.

According to troopers, Matthew Cortina, 27, of Jacksonville was crossing the road when Velasco-Castro hit him.

Troopers say Velasco-Castro drove away from the scene, but was caught by Panama City Beach Police shortly after.

Velasco-Castro has been charged with leaving the scene of a crash with injury or death.

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