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.

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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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