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Driver with suspended license accused of hitting crossing guard in Eatonville, police say

Lashana Quinn, 36, faces several charges

EATONVILLE, Fla. – A woman accused of striking an Eatonville school crossing guard in a hit-and-run was driving on a suspended license, Eatonville police said. 

Authorities said Lashana Quinn, 36, allegedly struck the crossing guard who was helping a student cross the road on Thursday. 

Quinn was driving a Mercedes-Benz hit crossing guard Shannon Hill on the leg near Kennedy Boulevard and Wymore Road early Thursday. Police said the child was not injured, thanks to the crossing guard. 

"At the end of the day I'm just glad that I walked away and not in any other kind of way," Hill said.

The crossing guard was back to work by Thursday afternoon.

Eatonville Mayor Eddie Cole said Hill's dedication is an inspiration to the community.

"She loves what she does. She loves working for the kids. I want to make sure those kids are safe and she's back out here," Cole said. "And I'm going to make sure that this whole town knows what kind of employees we have working."

 

Quinn faces several charges including, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and leaving the scene of a crash, police said.


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