News: Hit-and-run driver fatally strikes mail carrier in Fern Cliff 


TAMPA, FL – A United States Postal Service carrier lost his life after he was struck by a driver in the Fern Cliff neighborhood who then fled the scene Monday. 

This collision took place in the area of East River Cove Street and North Mulberry Street, according to ABC Action News

Tampa Police confirmed the suspect — an unidentified man — was driving a dark-colored Mercedes sedan when he hit the USPS vehicle. They found the sedan a mile from the collision site. However, they have yet to locate the driver. 

Police said the mail carrier was a man in his 60s. He passed away from his injuries at the scene. At this time, authorities are withholding his name pending notification of next of kin. 

Anyone who can provide information on the suspect’s whereabouts or disclose more information about this crash is asked to contact authorities at the phone number listed in the initial source. 

No further information was released. Updates will be provided when more information comes to light. 

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