Fort Myers, FL (January 14, 2020) - A 14-year-old girl was killed in a hit-and-run crash that occurred in Fort Myers on Saturday, January 11th. The crash happened in the Suncoast Estates area.
According to police, Allana Staiano was walking home with her friend when the two were struck by a car. The driver of the vehicle sped off following the collision. Neighbors rushed outside to assist the girls before rescue workers could arrive. Staiano was later pronounced dead at the scene. Her friend suffered a broken arm and was taken to the hospital. Police have not released any information on the suspected vehicle or the driver.
Anyone with details should contact the Lee County Sheriff's Office at 239-477-1000.
We are saddened to hear of this tragic hit-and-run crash in Lee County. Deadly accidents occur approximately eight times per day across Florida. Unfortunately, hit-and-run crashes continue to be an epidemic in our state and account for one out of every four reported accidents. Hit-and-run crashes can cause devastating damages and may have irreversible consequences.
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