According the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), on October 8, Aristides Perez, 22 of LaBelle was involved in a hit and run accident. Perez was walking along Hull Street located south of Cowboy Way. Just before 4 a.m., an unknown truck was traveling southbound on Hull Street. The front left side of the unknown truck struck Perez, and the driver of the vehicle left the scene. Perez was pronounced dead at the scene.
At this time, FHP continues to investigate the crash. A possible description of the unknown vehicle is a 1998 to 2003 Ford F-150 (Harley Davidson Edition) truck. If anyone has any information regarding a truck that fits this description with possible left front damage they are asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 239-938-1800 or SWFL Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be made online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com.