Orlando, FL (June 4, 2021) - A woman and her dog died in a hit-and-run accident that took place on John Young Parkway on Friday morning. The crash happened around 6:05 a.m. near Hunter's Creek Boulevard and State Road 417.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene. According to a report, the woman was walking on John Young Parkway with her dog when she hit by a dark-colored vehicle and then a white sedan. When rescue workers arrived, they found the woman and her dog lying on the side of the roadway. Both were pronounced dead as a result of the crash.
The driver who struck the woman fled the scene. At this time, police are still searching for the suspect and the vehicle involved. Anyone with information should contact Crimeline or the Florida Highway Patrol.
No additional information has been released.
Deadly car accidents in Florida occur approximately every three hours. Last year, hit-and-run accidents contributed substantially to the number of serious and fatal crashes across our state, with more than 100,000 of these crashes reported. While drivers are legally required to remain at the scene of a crash, many choose to disregard the law and flee in an effort to avoid responsibility for their actions.
Our thoughts and most sincere condolences go out to the families affected by this tragic hit-and-run crash in Orlando.
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