Two Pedestrians Killed in Hit-and-Run on State Road 528 in Merritt Island, Driver Arrested
By Space Coast Daily // February 15, 2021
crash happened around 1:15 a.m. ET
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Two pedestrians were killed early Monday morning on State Road 528 near mile marker 49 in Merritt Island, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
Authorities identified the victims as a man and a 42-year-old woman from Cape Canaveral. The man has yet to be identified by Florida Highway Patrol.
The preliminary investigation shows a 2003 Ford Taurus was traveling eastbound on SR-528 when he hit two pedestrians walking/ standing on the shoulder.
The impact killed both pedestrians.
The driver of the vehicle, a 39-year-old Merritt Island man, claims he left the scene because he did not have cell service after crash.
As a result, the driver called authorities from his house and was later taken into custody.
The driver has been charged with Leaving the Scene of a Crash and DUI.
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