Lakeland man killed in Polk County hit-and-run

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a hit-and-run fatality early Friday morning.

FROSTPROOF, Fla. - The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit-and-run fatality early Friday morning.

Jerry Dean Walker, 33, of Lakeland was struck and killed by a car on U.S. Highway 27 near Avon Park Cutoff Road around 12:35 a.m. Friday, according to the Polks County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office said Walker had beer cans on him, and that impairment is suspected. He was walking in the roadway when he was struck, according to the sheriff's office.

Authorities weren’t sure of the car’s color, make and model.

Anyone with information on the hit-and-run is asked to call (863)298-6200. Tipsters are also eligible for a cash reward by calling Crime Stoppers at 1(800)298-6200.

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