LAKE MARY, Fla. – A 35-year-old Sanford woman was killed late Monday in a “suspicious” hit-and-run crash in Lake Mary, police said.
Lake Mary police said the woman was struck around 11:45 p.m. in a parking lot near Country Club Road and Lake Mary Avenue. They identified the victim as Katrina Redden Tuesday afternoon.
Police said detectives are investigating whether the driver intentionally struck Redden.
UPDATE: Officers say the victim was pronounced dead at the hospital. Detectives are still on the scene. Lake Mary Police say they’re trying to determine if this was intentional. We’ll have a live report at 9 this morning.— Treasure Roberts (@News6Treasure) May 25, 2021
A witness provided aid to Redden before first responders took over.
Police said she was taken to Central Florida Regional Hospital, where she died.
Lake Mary police said officers are searching for a white extended cab Ford F-150, likely a 1998-2004 model, that has front-end damage.
“It takes a while to process such a large crime scene, but we are trying to make sure that everything we are doing gets to the point of having justice for this young lady,” Lake Mary police Officer Zach Hudson said.
No other details, including information about the driver, have been released.
Redden’s son, Donta Whack Jr., attends Seminole High School where he also plays football. The Seminole County School District provided this statement:
“Our hearts break for Donta, his sister, and the entire family. The frequency of hardships some of our students have to endure would be unimaginable to many. I am exceedingly confident that the Sanford community, Seminole High family, and our football program will once again answer the call of duty and do all we can to lift Donta and his family up and support them with every fiber of our being,” Seminole High School Principal Dr. Jordan Rodriguez said.