ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. --The St. Augustine Police Department is looking for a vehicle that sparked a chain of events leading to a man's death early Friday morning.
St. Augustine police told Action News a silver Mazda M6 hit a Florida Power & Light pole on U.S. 1 at Daniels Street, knocked it into the roadway and left the scene.
"Moments after that, an individual on a scooter came by, struck the pole laying in the roadway was ejected from the scooter landing in the roadway," said Sgt. Mike Etheridge with the St. Augustine Police Department. "They were struck by a truck with a white box trailer."
The man struck was later identified as Juan Salazar of St. Augustine. The truck driver reportedly stopped to talk to a witness and then drove away. Police said they later caught up to him, but did not place him under arrest. They are still trying to determine whether Salazar died after being ejected from the vehicle or after the truck hit him in the roadway.
"We have to wait for the medical examiner to make a final determination on that," said Officer Chris Miller, a traffic homicide investigator for the St. Augustine Police Department.
The crash happened around 2:20 a.m. and it caused U.S. 1 between S.R. 207 and King Street to be closed for about three hours.
According to the Florida Power & Light website, 82 nearby power customers lost electricity but power has since been restored.