Holmes Beach, FL (February 11, 2021) - An 83-year-old pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Holmes Beach on Wednesday. The accident happened around 7:00 p.m. on Gulf Drive near Anna Maria Island.
According to police, the pedestrian was walking in or near the roadway when they were hit by a vehicle. The pedestrian died as a result of the crash. Police are looking for a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer with license plate number IV5-9UG in connection with the crash. 27-year-old Cierra Shannon has been named as a person of interest. The pedestrian's identity is not available at this time and charges are pending.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Brian Hall of the Holmes Beach Police Department at 941-932-6161. There is no additional information available at this time.
More than 500 people are killed in Florida pedestrian accidents each year. On average, about two people lose their lives each day due to pedestrian accidents in our state. Many of these accidents are preventable and are caused due to the negligence of motorists. Some common causes of pedestrian accidents in Florida include speeding, failing to yield the right-of-way, and distraction. The cause of this crash will continue to be investigated.
Our condolences go out to the victim's family during this difficult time.
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