Suwannee County man killed in hit-and-run

Published: Friday, September 28, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, September 28, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.

A Suwannee County man was killed Wednesday night in a hit-and-run accident that occurred when he was walking on a road to talk to a tow-truck driver who was pulling his vehicle out of the mud, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Dead is Steve Wayne Mathis, 52, of Wellborn, FHP reported in a press release.

The accident occurred about 9:55 p.m. on Suwannee County Road 137 north of 200th Street.

Mathis was walking southwesterly into the northbound lane of CR 137 to talk to the wrecker driver when he was hit by a white car of unknown make or model. The driver did not stop, FHP reported.

Mathis died at the scene. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call FHP.

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