GPD seeks help in fatal hit and run

The Gainesville Police Department (GPD) is seeking information in an Aug. 17 hit-and-run incident that led to a pedestrian’s death.

At 9:20 p.m., a vehicle traveling eastbound on SE Hawthorne Road near the intersection of SE 15th Street hit a pedestrian. The vehicle continued traveling eastbound. The pedestrian hit later died from the injuries sustained in the collision.

GPD reported the vehicle is possibly a silver Mercedes with a blue hood and a loud exhaust.

Anyone with information about the vehicle or the incident are asked to contact GPD Officer Alan Neal at 352-393-7744 or

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