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Driver ‘intentionally’ hit, killed Florida man in early morning hit-and-run: police

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Police in St. Petersburg said a man was discovered dead on a street early Monday morning after being struck and killed by an unknown vehicle.

According to the St. Petersburg Police Department, just before 2:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to reports of an adult man who was lying in the intersection of a street.

First responders were also dispatched, but the man succumbed to his injuries and died at the scene, according to police.

According to the press release, officers were able to identify the victim as Taiwan James Gland, 35.

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St. Petersburg Police say a man was intentionally hit and killed early Monday morning. (FOX 13)

During a preliminary investigation, officers were able to determine that Gland was hit by an unknown vehicle.

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St. Petersburg Police announced the hit-and-run crash that killed a Florida man early Monday morning is being investigated as a homicide. (iStock)

Police also announced that the hit-and-run crash is now being investigated as a homicide. Detectives determined the driver intentionally struck the victim. 

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The St. Petersburg Police department is encouraging anyone with information about the crash to call them at 727-893-7780. 

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