Fatal Hit-and-Run Temporarily Closes I-4 at U.S. 98

Florida Highway Patrol troopers are looking for a driver involved in a hit-and-run accident that left a pedestrian dead on the westbound grass shoulder of Interstate 4 west of U.S. 98.

The victim was identified as  McKenzie J. Messic, 22, of Plant City.

Investigators have found a headlight and turn signal at the scene and suspect the car they’re looking for has front-end damage.

The outside westbound lane of I-4 was closed for several hours but has reopened.

Anyone with information on the crash is urged to call FHP at 813-558-1800.