Nate “Puppy” Real Death: Victim identified in deadly hit-and-run on U.S. 1 downtown Melbourne

Nate “Puppy” Real Death: Beloved manager at The Mansion identified as victim in deadly hit-and-run on U.S. 1 in downtown Melbourne on Saturday.

“Rest easy Nate Real. You were a great manager and a friend to so many people!,” Casey Carlson shared. “Your bubble personality could light up the room! I’m going to miss seeing your snapchats about the mansion, and you talking about photography!”

28-year-old Nate Real of Melbourne was struck around 2 a.m. by an unidentified driver who fled the scene on U.S. 1 between New Haven and Strawbridge avenues, Melbourne police said.

Detectives believe the suspect was driving a red 2007 to 2013 model-year GMC Sierra, or a similar truck, with front-end damages.

“I’m literally at a loss for words. I can’t even believe this. This one really hurt. Nate Real you were one of my best friends in highschool. We spent literally all our time together during football seasons at pbh,” Deanna Mitchell shared.

Police are investigating the incident.

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