Pedestrian Dies in Hit and Run After Struck by Three Vehicles on US-19
HUDSON (PASCO) – A late night hit and run crash claimed the life of a New Port Richey man, after he walked into oncoming traffic on US-19.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 56-year-old Stephen John Matava tried to cross US-19 just south of Saltwater Blvd around 10:30 p.m. last night. Before reaching the median, three vehicles struck Matava in the northbound inside lane. Matava suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.
Officials say the first vehicle that struck Matava fled the scene and is only described as a charcoal gray Hyundai, either a sedan or SUV. The vehicle should be missing a left outside mirror and headlight.
The second and third vehicle to strike Matava remained at the scene.
Officials are asking anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol.
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