LADY LAKE, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a hit-and-run driver struck two pedestrians in Lake County on Sunday night, killing one of them.
According to the Villages-News, the two were walking northbound on the shoulder of Rolling Acres Road near West Lakeview Street in Lady Lake when the incident took place at about 9:47 p.m.
The FHP said the driver of a Jeep Cherokee went off the roadway and hit the pedestrians, and then fled the scene.
One victim, a 40-year-old Leesburg woman, was pronounced dead at the scene. The man walking with her, a 31-year-old Leesburg resident, was seriously injured and flown to Ocala Regional Medical Center.
A search is now underway for the hit-and-run driver. Parts from the vehicle involved were discovered at the scene.
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