LABELLE, FL. -- Jose Sanchez, 22 of LaBelle was seriously injured by a hit an run driver early Saturday morning while walking on MLK Boulevard.
On March 5th 2016, at approximately 2:00 am, Sanchez was walking on the northbound lane of County Road 731 (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd), near the intersection of Lincoln Rd., when he was struck by a vehicle believed to be traveling north on County Road 731.
Sanchez was propelled onto the east shoulder where he laid until being discovered some time later and then was transported by helicopter to Lee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.
The vehicle failed to remain at the crash scene and is believed to be a 1995-1997 4x4 Toyota Tacoma of an unknown color with damage to the front passenger side. It is requested that anybody having information about this vehicle or this crash contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 239-344-1730 or call Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS to remain anonymous.