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Family of 5 struck by vehicle. 1 dead in hit & run

A motorist exiting a parking lot plowed into a family of five, killing one and injuring four people , reports WTSP.

Surveillance footage shows the driver briefly slowing down after hitting the five in St. Pete Beach, FL before speeding off, according to Fox 13.

Authorities described the vehicle as a  “newer model” red Nissan Juke with alloy rims. There is no description of the driver or the passengers.

Medics took Hiep Huynh to the hospital where he died Tampa Bay.com reports the others all suffered minor injuries and have been identified as Thuong Phan, 77; Hai Pho, 76; Anh Martin, 51; and Tuy Vinh Huynh, 67.

“We want them to turn themselves in, absolutely that’s what we want,” said Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Travis Sibley.  “You have five people crossing the road, enjoying themselves, and one of their family members lost their life.  The person that was driving, they need to be an adult and turn themselves in.”  

The vehicle hit the family as they were crossing the street.

“We need the public’s assistance in locating the Nissan Juke,” said sheriff’s Cpl. Travis Sibley. “Anyone who has any information, please contact us.”

Anyone with information about the driver or vehicle is asked to contact Cpl. Jon Dobson at 727-580-4505 or by email at [email protected].

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