FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
A 15-year-old skateboarder was killed in a hit and run accident that occurred on 10/23/2019 at 2:45 AM on Upper Manatee River Road / Waterlefe Blvd in Manatee County. It is reported that FHP is looking for a 2012-2015 Toyota Tacoma with extensive front end damage. The Tacoma was traveling northbound on Upper Manatee River Road approaching Waterlefe Blvd when the victim who was traveling northbound on Upper Manatee River Road on a skateboard turned directly in front of the Tacoma to cross the road. The vehicle fled the scene in a northern direction. A paramedic crew passed by the debris field just before 3 AM and found the victim. He was found without a helmet, lights or shirt.
Anyone with information on this crash can contact Florida Highway Patrol at 239-938-1800 or *FHP (*347) on a cellular phone. The victim had