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Clearwater police: Man killed in hit-and-run crash

The man was hit just after 5 a.m. on Sunset Point Road, officers said.

CLEARWATER, Fla. — A 32-year-old man is dead after a driver hit him with their car and kept on driving, Clearwater police said in a news release.

The deadly hit-and-run crash happened just after 5 a.m. Tuesday on Sunset Point Road near Kings Highway. The driver of the unknown car did not stay at the scene, police said. The man, later identified as 32-year-old Kelvin Solomon, was rushed to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg where he later died.

Police said the driver responsible may have been in an SUV or truck. Anyone with information about this deadly hit-and-run is asked to call Clearwater police at 727-562-4242. 

Sunset Point Road was closed between Kings Highway and Highland Avenue as authorities continued their investigation. The road reopened just before 9 a.m., police said.

Few other details have been released at this time. 

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