Bradenton, Florida - One pedestrian is dead and another critically injured in a hit-and-run crash early this morning in the 5100 block of U.S. Highway 41, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Shadeed Brandon Wright, 33, of Palmetto was left in the roadway when struck by the initial car, described only as a dark color vehicle, and was run over by several other cars that also left the scene without stopping, the FHP said.
Wright was pronounced dead at the scene.
A second man, Anthony Johnson, 23, of Bradenton, was injured by the first car and was thrown to the east side of U.S. 41. He was transported to Blake Medical Center in critical condition, the FHP said.
The FHP asks anyone with information about the vehicles or their drivers to call them at 941-751-8366.