Pedestrian dead after hit and run crash in Panama City

Published: Nov. 6, 2019 at 5:22 AM CST
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UPDATE 11/12/2019 6:10 p.m.:

FHP has corrected the victim's name as Matthew Register Hart.

The driver has not been identified. If you have any information on this case, contact your local authorities.


A pedestrian is dead after a hit and run crash in Panama City Tuesday night.

The Florida Highway Patrol identified Michael Hart, 43, of Orlando as the victim.

FHP confirmed the incident occurred some time after 11 p.m. on Saint Andrews Boulevard. The identity of the pedestrian has not been released at this time, but officials say they are from the Orlando area. Officials say the suspect may be driving a white Ford Explorer and has yet to be caught.

There was a temporary road closure overnight. However, the roadway is back open at this time.

This is an ongoing investigation and we will continue to update this story as we learn more.

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