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Troopers Searching for Driver in Fatal Hit and Run

Waltion County, Fla. - Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol are searching for the driver and the vehicle in a fatal hit and run.

It happened on State Road 331, just south of West Indian Creek Ranch Road, in DeFuniak Springs, around 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Troopers said Paul Newcombe was dead when they arrived on scene.

They added that witnesses saw Newcombe lying in the road prior to being struck by what looked like a jeep, which didn't stop. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Florida Highway Patrol at (850) 484-5000.


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