LAKE COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a hit-and-run incident that killed a teenager in Lake County Thursday morning, reports WOFL.
State troopers said it happened in the area of County Road 455 near Willow Pines Lane, where a 14-year-old boy was waiting for a school bus at about 6:30 a.m. When the teen reportedly walked in front of a car, he was hit by the vehicle. The boy was thrown into a southbound lane of County Road 455, where he was struck by a pickup truck. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the car that initially hit the teen left the scene but the car was located later. The FHP was reported to be speaking with the vehicle’s owner and is trying to find out who was driving at the time of the accident.
The driver of the pickup truck stopped at the scene and was cooperating with investigators. The victim was a freshman at an area high school.
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