News UPDATE: Police ID USPS carrier who died in Tampa hit-and-run


TAMPA, FL – Police have confirmed the identity of the United States Postal Service employee who died after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in the Fern Cliff area Monday. 

WFLA said the mail carrier — 69-year-old Paul Falica — was operating a USPS vehicle when the suspect, driving a dark-colored Mercedes sedan, hit him at the North River Cove Street and North Mulberry Street junction and then fled the scene. 

Falicia succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene. Police located the suspect’s vehicle (which had damage consistent with the automobile that hit Falicia) on North 16th Street, a mile away from the collision. However, they have yet to catch the suspect. 

Police are continuing with this ongoing investigation. No other details have been released at this time. 

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