Ocala woman left lying in road dies after getting hit by car, troopers say

Victim left lying in road from ‘previous incident,’ according to report

A woman was hit and killed in area of US 441 and Southeast 45th Street (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A 20-year-old Ocala woman is dead after she was hit by a car early Sunday morning.

Troopers said the woman was left lying in the road on U.S. 441, near the intersection with Southeast 45th Street, from a “previous incident,” but investigators did not elaborate as to what happened.

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The car was traveling southbound inside the left inside lane and did not have time to avoid hitting the woman in the road, according to a Florida Highway Patrol news release.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders.

The people inside the car were not hurt in the collision.

News 6 has reached out to FHP for more details on what led up to this deadly collision. This story will be updated when more information is available.


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