Two Pedestrians Killed in Hit-and-Run on State Road 528 in Merritt Island, Driver Arrested

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crash happened around 1:15 a.m. ET

Two pedestrians were killed early Monday morning on State Road 528 near mile marker 49, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

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.

Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash.

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