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Leesburg Police Search for SUV Involved in Hit-and-Run

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LEESBURG, Fla. – Leesburg Police officers are searching for an SUV believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run accident that left one man in critical condition Wednesday night.

Officers responded to the intersection of U.S. Highway 441 and Mills Street in Leesburg shortly after 8:30 p.m. after receiving a call about a hit-and-run.

According to Lt. Joe Iozzi, the victim who was identified as 19-year-old Nidgel Fernandez-Medina was struck by a vehicle as he walked along the road.

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The vehicle was described by witnesses as a large white S.U.V. possibly a General Motors model similar to a Tahoe or Suburban.

After striking Fernandez-Medina, the vehicle fled the area.

Fernandez-Medina was first transported to Leesburg Regional Medical Center but was later airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition.

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According to Iozzi, the S.U.V. may have damage to the front end and may be missing a headlight.

Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of the vehicle is asked to contact the Leesburg Police Department Traffic Unit at (352)787-2121.

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