Woman killed in Daytona Beach hit-and-run may have been lying in road

Officers say driver likely won't face charges

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A woman struck and killed by a city vehicle early Thursday in Daytona Beach might have been lying in the road, and the driver likely won't face any charges, police said.

Dawn Klenk, 34, who was homeless, died in the crash, which was reported at 3:05 a.m. on State Road A1A at Main Street, according to Daytona Beach police.

Daytona Beach police said an investigation determined that a Public Works flatbed dump truck heading south on A1A struck and killed a pedestrian.

Witnesses helped officers track down the driver, who said he was unaware that he struck the woman, according to police.

Officials said the woman was not in a crosswalk and the driver likely never saw her, in part because his vehicle was about 3 or 4 feet above the ground.

The driver's name has not been released. 

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An investigation is ongoing.


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