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Florida Highway Patrol officers are looking for a hit-and-run driver who ran over and killed William Mirabal, 23, on I-75 in the early morning on June 9 at mile marker 375 in Marion County. The investigating officer, Cpl. Jonathan Young, did not state where Miribal lived.

Young reported on July 9 at about 2:45 a.m., “A light blue Pontiac G-6 was traveling southbound on Interstate 75 in the left travel lane. The driver [Mirabal] ran off the roadway into the center median and then steered back onto the roadway” and back into the left travel lane.

He was unable to regain full control of his car and left the roadway in the center median for a second time, Young stated.

“The vehicle slid sideways in a southeasterly direction through the center median,” Young wrote in his report, and then Miribal’s Pontiac collided with a center cement raised culvert and became airborne. After becoming airborne, the car “overturned and ended up landing in the left northbound travel lane facing in a southwesterly direction. While overturning the driver… was ejected from the vehicle and came to final rest on the far east northbound shoulder with his head on the white fog line. While laying on the shoulder the driver of vehicle 1 was run over by an unknown vehicle.”

Marion County Fire Rescue responded and pronounced Miribal dead at 2:58 a.m.

FHP is asking that anyone who has information about the driver or vehicle that struck Mirabal contact Corporal Young at (352)-732-1260 ext.235, or the FHP Regional Communications Center in Jacksonville at 800-387-1290.

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