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Tampa Police Investigate Fatal Hit & Run on N. River Cove Street


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Just before 3 p.m., Tampa Police officers were dispatched to the report of a traffic fatality involving a United States Postal Services vehicle that occurred at the intersection of N. River Cove St and N. Mulberry St. The postal carrier, a white male in his late 60’s, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Next of kin has not yet been notified.

Preliminary investigation revealed a dark colored Mercedes sedan struck the USPS truck and fled the scene. Tampa Police located the suspect vehicle approximately ½ mile away with damage consistent with the crash.

Detectives are currently working to identify and apprehend the suspect driver and remain in the area gathering evidence and working to reconstruct what led to the crash.

Anyone who may have information or video that could aid this investigation is asked to share that with detectives by calling Tampa Police at 813.231.6130.