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78-Year-Old Kissimmee Man Killed in Hit-and-Run on I-4 Near Disney

78-Year-Old Kissimmee Man Killed in Hit-and-Run on I-4

78-Year-Old Kissimmee Man Killed in Hit-and-Run on I-4 Near Disney


By Ciara Perez, News Reporter | iSkyCreations - News & Media (ISC)

Published July 8th, 2024


Kissimmee, FL – According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a tragic hit-and-run accident in Osceola County claimed the life of a 78-year-old Kissimmee man on the afternoon of July 8, 2024. The incident occurred around 1:39 PM on the westbound side of I-4 at Mile Marker 65, near the intersection with US-192 (W Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway).



78-Year-Old Kissimmee Man Killed in Hit-and-Run on I-4

78-Year-Old Kissimmee Man Killed in Hit-and-Run on I-4


The victim had parked his blue 2022 Toyota Corolla on the shoulder of I-4, with the hood raised, indicating possible vehicle trouble. As he stepped into the westbound lane, he was struck by an unknown vehicle that fled the scene immediately after the collision. Despite prompt arrival by emergency responders, the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.


Authorities are investigating the incident and are urging anyone with information about the vehicle or driver involved to come forward. This hit-and-run has left the community in shock and mourning.


The identity of the victim has not been released publicly as authorities ensure that the next of kin have been notified.


This heartbreaking incident serves as a reminder of the dangers pedestrians face on busy highways and underscores the importance of driver responsibility. Our thoughts are with the victim's family and friends during this difficult time.


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