Updating Breaking News: Fatal hit-and-run incident in Gainesville kills UF student


The Gainesville Police Department responded to a hit-and-run incident last night at approximately 10:49 pm in the 2000 block of West University Avenue in Gainesville.

According to a statement released by GPD, a pedestrian victim appeared to be crossing the street and was struck by a vehicle that was traveling westbound. EMS from Gainesville Fire Rescue arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

The victim is a UF student, although no other details were released.

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The University of Florida Police Department 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 if anyone has information about this incident, to please contact Officer  Page at: 352-393-7744 or pagedj@cityofgainesville.org.

This is a breaking news story, and may be updated if more details are known.

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