Florida bill targets auto body shops in pinpointing hit-and-run suspects
Auto repair shops would have to request crash reports or file a form with authorities before repairing damaged vehicles, under a new bill filed by Florida Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota., according to our partners at News 4 Jacksonville.
Pedestrian clipped by truck, hit by another in fatal hit-and-run crash near Rosemont, FHP says
A 63-year-old Orlando man walking along North Orange Blossom Trail near Rosemont was struck and killed by a pickup truck early Saturday after first being knocked down by a different pickup truck that drove away from the scene, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Daytona Beach police ‘dry on leads’ as family of man, 77, killed in hit-and-run speaks out
Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young at a news conference on Friday discussed an ongoing investigation into death of a 77-year-old man in a hit-and-run crash in March, inviting the man’s family to address the Media.
Troopers find Camaro involved in Orange County hit-and-run, still searching for driver
Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol found the 2013 Chevy Camaro involved in a hit-and-run on Friday in Orange County. ORLANDO, Fla. – Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol found the 2013 Chevy Camaro involved in a hit-and-run on Friday in Orange County. The wreck was reported at 1:15 a.m. Friday on Colonial Drive near Fabian Avenue, just east of Goldenrod Road. The victim, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to an FHP report. AdThe FHP said the driver of the Camaro fled the scene and faces a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal crash.
Yellow Camaro sought in fatal Orange County hit-and-run
A yellow Camaro similar to the one pictured is sought in a fatal hit-and-run in Orange County, the FHP says. ORLANDO, Fla. – A pedestrian was struck and killed early Friday in Orange County, and the Florida Highway Patrol said troopers are searching for a yellow Chevrolet Camaro in connection with the fatal crash. AdThe victim, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to an FHP report. The FHP said the driver of the Camaro fled the scene and faces a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal crash. Anyone with information about the fatal wreck is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.
Orlando police looking for driver behind hit-and-run that killed teen
Orlando Police are looking for a 2-door Honda Accord similar to this one in connection with a deadly hit-and-run crashORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando Police are looking for the driver who was behind the wheel during a deadly hit-and-run crash that killed a 17-year-old on Feb. 27. Jason Stiteler was hit and killed while crossing Conroy Road at the intersection with Hidden Beach Boulevard, according to police. Investigators said the car was traveling westbound in the right lane of Conroy Road when the victim was hit. People passing by spotted Stiteler and called 911 but, according to the release, the teen was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders. Anyone with information about this deadly hit-and-run is asked to call Orlando Police at 321-235-5300Use the form below to sign up for the ClickOrlando.com 4pm Trending newsletter, sent every weekday.
Man killed in hit-and-run on Orange Avenue in Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. – A pedestrian was struck and killed Thursday morning in Orlando, prompting police to close Orange Avenue. The fatal wreck happened near Orange and Pineloch avenues, south of Michigan Street. Investigators say Holmes was crossing South Orange Avenue from west to east when a vehicle, traveling southbound struck the pedestrian and left the scene. Southbound Orange Avenue was closed at Michigan Street, and Orange Avenue was closed in both directions at Pineloch and Southgate Commerce Boulevard. Orange Avenue was reopened around 10:30 a.m., police said.
Mini Cooper sought in Sanford hit-and-run
SANFORD, Fla. – Sanford police on Monday said they’re searching for a driver and vehicle in a hit-and-run crash that left a man seriously injured. The crash happened around 8 p.m. Thursday just south of French Avenue and 25th Street. Police said the man was crossing eastbound French Avenue when a northbound car struck him. Based on witnesses and debris at the scene, the vehicle was a dark Mini Cooper. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Sanford police or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.
Hit-and-run crash leaves 1 woman dead, Clermont police say
CLERMONT, Fla. – Police are investigating a hit-and-run that left a great grandmother of nine dead, according to the Clermont Police Department. According to Clermont Police, Diane Craig, 74, was hit by a car while trying to cross State Road 50 at Grand Highway at about 6:17 p.m. Saturday night. “We wanted to try and save her because you know, she impacted everybody’s life,” said her granddaughter Brandi Simmons, in tears Monday morning. I know they probably didn’t know what happened, who knows what their situation, but I already know that she forgives them,” Simmons said. “I just want them to come forward and let us know what happened.
UPDATE: Arrest made in hit-and-run crash in The Villages that left bicyclist injured
THE VILLAGES, Fla. – An Orange Springs man is facing charges in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left a bicyclist injured in The Villages last week, according to an update from the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said the bicyclist suffered serious injuries. Troopers later determined 59-year-old William Joseph Croop was the driver of the Jaguar involved in the crash. Croop was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a crash with serious injuries. An update on the condition of the bicyclist was not immediately available.
Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run near Orlando country club
ORLANDO, Fla. – A pedestrian was killed Monday night in a hit-and-run near an Orlando country club, police said. The fatal crash was reported around 8:45 p.m. Monday on Curry Ford Road at Woodgate Boulevard near the Ventura Country Club. Orlando police said a man was walking across Curry Ford Road when he was struck by a gray Ford Mustang. @news6wkmg https://t.co/frs9T7ryFL — Ezzy Castro (@EzzyCastro) October 27, 2020The driver of the Mustang drove away after the crash, but he later returned and spoke with investigators, according to police. Both directions of Curry Ford Road were closed for hours, but the road later reopened.
Vehicle, driver sought after man critically hurt in Orlando hit-and-run
ORLANDO, Fla. – A man was struck and critically injured Wednesday morning in a hit-and-run crash in Orlando, police said. The crash happened sometime from 4 a.m. to 7:40 a.m. near Colonial Drive and Primrose Drive. [TRENDING: Trump supporter hit girl in face, deputies say | This Central Fla. city is the best place to live | Were 3 Orlando cops poisoned?] Orlando police said the victim is in his 30s. “If you saw something ... please call OPD at 321-235-5300 with any info that can lead us to identify the vehicle and driver,” police tweeted.
FWC seeks information in fatal hit-and-run on Lake Monroe
FWC seeks information in fatal hit-and-run on Lake MonroePublished: May 24, 2020, 6:46 pmThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is asking for the public's help as it seeks information about a hit-and-run that occurred on Lake Monroe.
Clermont Police search for hit-and-run driver
CLERMONT, Fla. – Clearmont police is searching for a driver involved in a Monday hit-and-run crash. Officers say the driver struck the pedestrian at approximately 11:30 p.m. by West S.R. The pedestrian was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with possible life-threatening injuries, according to a Clermont Police Department release. Officers don’t have much information on the suspect vehicle. If anyone has information call Clermont police at 352-536-8442.