News: Woman killed in hit-and-run while trying to save turtle from roadway


ORANGE COUNTY, FL – A woman was struck and killed by a box truck driver in Orange County on Tuesday reports FOX 35. 

Virginia Celli-Olivo, 57, got out of her SUV to rescue a turtle on Curry Ford Road near Sanctuary Point Boulevard. A driver in a box truck struck her and her SUV before speeding away from the scene.

Celli-Olivo was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the SUV, a friend from Venezuela, was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.

Authorities found the box truck and suspect at Narcoossee Road and State Road 528. Miguel Valero Gonzalez, 30, was charged with leaving the scene of a crash causing death. He was also driving without a license.

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