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Clearwater police investigate hit and run crash that killed a pedestrian

Officers from the Clearwater Police Department and members of the Clearwater Fire & Rescue Department responded to a call at 525 Belcher Road S in Clearwater at approximately 9:15 pm on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.

A 50-year-old man was found laying in the road with serious injuries. He was taken to Mease Countryside Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

It was determined that a pedestrian involved crash occurred in the eastbound lanes of Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard just east of Belcher Road. A vehicle involved in the crash left the scene.

The eastbound lanes of Gulf-to-Bay were closed for several hours as the investigation was conducted.

There is no information on a possible suspect vehicle at this time; officers and detectives will be checking area businesses for video that may help in the investigation.

Anyone with information on this case should call Clearwater Police at 727-562-4242.

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