News: Driver sought in hit-and-run that killed Dade City woman


DADE CITY, FL – State troopers are continuing their search for the driver who left the scene of a crash that killed a pedestrian in Pasco County, WFLA reports.

The Florida Highway Patrol said it is seeking out tips from the public in solving the incident that occurred April 17 along US 301 at about 3:30 a.m.  According to investigators, a driver’s vehicle went off the roadway, hit a traffic sign and then struck a woman who was walking along the grass shoulder of US 301.

The victim, a 49-year-old Dade City woman, suffered fatal injuries and troopers said the driver involved did not stop to help.

The FHP released additional details on the case, saying that a piece of the vehicle involved was found at the scene, likely from the front grill, along with several paint chips.  These indicate to investigators that the vehicle was likely a silver Dodge, either a sedan or a low front end Dodge type van.

Anyone with further information on the incident was asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol.

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