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Local father, grandfather struck and killed by motorist who left scene

| Wendy Victora Rudman

A 50-year-old Navarre father and grandfather was killed Tuesday by a driver who hit him and fled the scene.

Robert Triplett was walking to work just before 6 a.m. when a box truck driver swerved into the bike lane on U.S. Highway 98 in front of the Navarre Walmart.

The truck fled. Florida Highway Patrol is asking anyone with information about the accident to call 850-287-8090.

Robert Triplett
Robert Triplett was struck and killed by a box truck driver who fled the scene March 2. (Submitted photo)

 

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