Police are still searching for the person involved in hit-and-run death

3:19 PM, Jun 11, 2012   |    comments
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Clearwater, Florida -- The man hit by a car while walking his dog on the morning of March 20 died of his injuries Friday.

Clearwater Police say 78-year-old Edward Ortwein called 911 around 7 o'clock the morning saying he had been hit at South Drive and East Drive. When officers and paramedics arrived, they found Ortwein lying in the road suffering from life threatening injuries.

He was rushed to Bayfront Medical Center and was at the Westchester Gardens Rehab Facility when he passed away.

Detectives are asking for the public's help in gathering information leading to a suspect or vehicle that may be have been responsible for the incident.

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