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GPD investigating hit-and-run pedestrian fatality on University Avenue

Press release from Gainesville Police Department

On December 9, 2020, at approximately 10:49 p.m., Gainesville Police Department (GPD) officers responded to a traffic accident at 2000 West University Avenue. A pedestrian victim appeared to be crossing the street and was struck by a vehicle that was traveling westbound. EMS arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased. The victim is a UF student. UFPD also arrived at the scene and has been assisting as requested.

The initial investigation describes the vehicle as a possible BMW sedan. It was last seen traveling northbound on NW 20th Drive.

This is an ongoing investigation, and GPD asks anyone who has information about this incident to contact Officer Page at 352-393-7744 or pagedj@cityofgainesville.org.

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