Driver sought in fatal pedestrian accident

Tampa Police are investigating a hit-and-run in which a driver killed a pedestrian in Tampa.

According to the report, Aaron Cordes was pushing a shopping cart across 50th Street on Broadway in the crosswalk against the traffic light when the driver of an SUV, who had a green light, hit Cordes.

Investigators say the driver continued northbound on 50th Street without stopping to help Cordes.

Several witnesses stopped to help Cordes before Tampa Police and Fire Rescue responded.

Cordes was rushed to the hospital, where he later died several hours later.

The suspect vehicle is described as a 1993-94 black or dark-colored Ford Explorer with chrome trim. The vehicle should have right front-end damage, which may consist of blue paint from the shopping cart Cordes was pushing. The right front turn signal lens cover will also be damaged.

The Tampa Police Department is actively working this case and asking anyone to call (813-231-6130) if they see this vehicle or if they have any additional information about this fatality.

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