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PCSO Traffic Homicide Working Fatality On S.R. 60

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The PCSO Traffic Unit is investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred this morning during the early morning hours and is seeking the public’s help.

Around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 26, 2017, 30-year-old Barry Lee Powell Jr., of N Pleasant Ave. in Bartow, was walking westbound along the shoulder of Hwy 60, just east of Cedar Trail Landfill, in Bartow when he was struck by an unknown vehicle also traveling westbound.

Powell was declared deceased on scene.

Detectives are looking for an unknown make and model black vehicle that would have damage to the passenger side, front headlamp assembly, and front quarter panel.

We are seeking any witnesses to this crash. Please urge the public to call PCSO at 863-298-6200.

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