News: Hit-and-run driver sought in crash that killed teen in Tarpon Springs


TARPON SPRINGS, FL – A search is underway for the driver who struck and killed a 17-year-old girl in Tarpon Springs last Tuesday morning, WTVT reports.

The accident happened along U.S. Highway 19 near Klosterman Road.  Police said the teen was walking across the highway when she was hit by a northbound Toyota pickup truck.

The victim, a Pompano Beach resident, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver involved left the scene without stopping.  Investigators said the vehicle was believed to be a a 2014-2017 Silver Toyota Tundra pick-up truck with front-end damage last seen traveling northbound on U.S. 19.

If you or someone you love was harmed in a pedestrian accident in Pinellas County, then you may be able to hold the negligent driver accountable for their actions and seek financial compensation. Our Pinellas County pedestrian accident lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you understand your rights in a free consultation so that you can learn about all of your legal options. Give us a call at 866-608-5529 or contact us online to find out how we can help.

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