Florida Highway Patrol Identifies Hurshell Cordell, 72, of Cocoa As Traffic Fatality

By  //  June 23, 2016

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DRIVER YET TO BE IDENTIFIED

Hurshell Cordell, 72, of Cocoa has been identified as the pedestrian who was killed in a crash on Wednesday evening.

Hurshell Cordell, 72, of Cocoa has been identified as the pedestrian who was killed in a crash on Wednesday evening.

BREVARD COUNTY • PORT ST. JOHN – Hurshell Cordell, 72, of Cocoa has been identified as the pedestrian who was killed in a crash on Wednesday evening.

According to an update from the Florida Highway Patrol, a 2001 Ford 4-door was traveling northbound on U.S. 1.

Cordell was attempting to cross U.S. 1 in an unknown direction and the front of the Ford struck the victim and then fled the scene.

“Law enforcement was contacted by the vehicle owner to report that it had been in a crash,” said Sgt. Kim Montes, Public Affairs Officer of the Florida Highway Patrol.

Sgt. Montes said that driver brought back the Ford to the crash scene, which had damage consistent with being involved in a crash with a pedestrian.

At this time, troopers are working to identify the driver. This crash remains under investigation and charges are pending.

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ORIGINAL STORY: One Killed In Traffic Incident At U.S. 1 and Fay Boulevard In Port St. John

BREVARD COUNTY • PORT ST. JOHN, FLORIDA – Florida Highway Patrol Troopers are on scene of a fatal crash that occurred at about 10 p.m. Wednesday night on U.S. 1, near Fay Boulevard in Port St. John.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the call came in to FHP as a person deceased in the roadway and Troopers have determined that this fatal crash is a hit and run.

“As they are on scene still gathering information, the only information we are able to confirm at this time is that a vehicle was traveling northbound on U.S. 1 and struck an adult male pedestrian that was traveling in an unknown direction,” said Sgt. Kim Montes, Public Affairs Officer of the Florida Highway Patrol.

“The vehicle then fled the scene.  Law enforcement was contacted by an owner of a 2001 Ford 4-door and told that it had been in some type of crash.  The vehicle is back at the scene and has damage consistent with striking a pedestrian.  Troopers will continue their investigation.  The owner is being cooperative and troopers have not yet identified a driver.”

The victim has not yet been identified.

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ABOVE MAP: Florida Highway Patrol Troopers are in route to a fatal crash that occurred at about 10 p.m. Wednesday night on U.S. 1, near Fay Boulevard in Port St. John.


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