Florence police seek driver in fatal hit-and-run

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By Sarah Blais By Sarah Blais

FLORENCE, Ariz. -- Police are searching for the driver who struck and killed a pedestrian in Florence Thursday night.

A male was found dead on the north side of Hunt Highway near Poston Butte Loop around 8:30 p.m., according to police.

Investigators determined the male was walking on the north side of the road when he was struck by a westbound vehicle.

The vehicle is described as a 1997 or newer Jeep TJ convertible. Police said it should have heavy damage to the front end and passenger side, including the windshield.

Police have not released the victim's name or age.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Florence Police Department at 520-868-7681.