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Brooksville Man Dies in Hit and Run Accident

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A man was killed in a hit and run accident after being struck by a car in Brooksville. The pedestrian accident happened early Monday morning. The victim was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa where he later died. The driver of the car that hit the victim left the scene of the accident.

The driver of the car, Jason Morgan Blair, 29, of Brooksville, faces a felony charge of leaving the scene of a crash involving death or personal injury. Blair was quickly tracked down by police and arrested shortly after the accident, according to police. He was booked into the Hernando County Jail and released after posting $500 bail.

The man was hit on State Road 50 in Brooksville. An autopsy is being performed to see if the car accident was the reason the victim died. The police are still investigating the accident. Drug or alcohol use is not believed to have been a factor in the crash.