Deputies search for bloody mystery driver

Police seek woman who walked away from crash


MICCO, Fla. – Authorities are searching for a woman who was spotted bloody and possibly wearing a bikini, walking away from a rollover crash on Interstate 95.

Local 6 News partner Florida Today said the accident was reported about 1 p.m. Thursday at mile marker 164 in the Micco area and prompted a search using the Brevard County sheriff's helicopter along with several patrol officers.

The woman's brown van was traveling in the southbound lane when it apparently rolled over and came to rest near the median, according to Wanda Diaz of the Florida Highway Patrol.

Witnesses told sheriff's deputies that a woman, possibly in her 50s, with salt-and-pepper hair was seen getting out of the overturned vehicle wearing a tank top or bikini top and with a bloody head. No roadblocks were reported. Authorities said there was no one else in the van.

The woman has not been identified, and deputies tried to locate her along the roadway. Authorities have also contacted area hospitals to see if anyone matching her description has come in for treatment. It was also not known if the woman got a ride from another motorist and left the scene, officials reported.

The bigger mystery: Investigators don't know why she would have left the scene.

Diaz said the call was being treated as a hit-and-run' and that Florida Highway Patrol troopers are continuing to investigate the crash. "The driver is not there," Diaz said. "The sheriff's office is there and is assisting. They're getting the vehicle towed."

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call 321-633-7162.