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Man Killed In Hit-And-Run On Acosta Bridge While Trying To Change Tire


Police are looking for the driver who hit and killed a man changing his tire on the Acosta Bridge Wednesday around 10 p.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol says 55-year-old Husein Brkic of Jacksonville was hit by a car while he was trying to change his tire in the left emergency lane. The driver fled the scene traveling northbound.

Troopers don’t know what make or model vehicle that person was driving. They’re asking anyone with information about the fatal hit-and-run to call the Highway Patrol at 904-359-6572 or First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).

Jessica Palombo supervises local news gathering and production, podcasts and web editorial content for WJCT News, ADAPT and Jacksonville Today. She is an award-winning writer and journalist with bylines including NPR, Experience Magazine, and The Gainesville Sun. She has a master’s degree in broadcast and digital journalism from Syracuse University and is an alumna of the University of Florida. A nearly lifelong resident of Jacksonville, she considers herself lucky to be raising her own children in her hometown. Follow Jessica Palombo on Twitter: @JaxJessicaP