OCALA, FL – Two people died and a police officer was injured following a hit-and-run incident in Ocala Saturday night, according to WESH.
Police said a driver was speeding through the intersection of South Pine Avenue and Southwest 17th Street shortly before 10:30 p.m. and struck a pedestrian and a parked patrol car. The pedestrian, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead after being transported to an area hospital.
The driver left the scene of the crash with police officers in pursuit. One officer was parked in a median near Maricamp Road and 30th Avenue and was preparing to place stop sticks on the ground.