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Leesburg Police identify type of vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run crash

The Leesburg Police Department has identified the type of vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash that left a 32-year-old Leesburg man dead earlier this week.

Police believe the vehicle, which hit and killed , is a white, pearl or cream-colored Honda CR-V. The year of the vehicle isn’t known but could range from 2007-2016. It also should have front-end damage, probably on the left side of the vehicle, a police report says.

Paris Fred Antonio Smith

The crash took place around 6 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18 in the southbound lanes of U.S. Hwy. 441 near N 3rd Street. Smith was found lying in the median and officers performed CPR until paramedics arrived. He was then transported to Leesburg Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

It appeared as if Smith had been crossing the southbound lanes of U.S. Hwy. 441 when he was struck by the vehicle, which then drove away. The incident remains investigation by Leesburg Police traffic homicide investigators. Anyone with further information should contact the Leesburg Police Department/Traffic Unit at (352) 787-2121 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477) to be eligible for a reward.

This vehicle, believed to be a Honda CR-V, was involved in a hit-and-run crash on Sunday, Aug. 18 on U.S. Hwy. 441 in Leesburg.

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