UPDATE: Vehicle in Jensen Beach fatal hit-and-run crash found


Update, 10:30 p.m.: Florida Highway Patrol said they now have the vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash Tuesday in Jensen Beach.

The black, four-door 2007 Pontiac was found by the Martin County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators did not say if the driver has been identified.

Highway Patrol Spokesman Lieutenant Alvaro Feola said the investigation remains open.

Original Story: A 67-year-old man died Monday evening when his bicycle was struck in a hit-and-run crash in northern Martin County, the Florida Highway Patrol reports.

The man was identified Tuesday as Steven G. Nichols of Vero Beach. The crash occurred just before 8 p.m. on Green River Parkway south of Jensen Beach Boulevard. Authorities say Nichols was traveling north on the shoulder of the roadway when a car struck him.

The driver of the car left the scene and continued onto Jensen Beach Boulevard. FHP continued to search for the driver Tuesday, a spokesman said. No description of the vehicle was immediately available.

FHP will consider charges once the investigation is complete.



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