Authorities Still Searching for Suspect Involved in Deadly Hit-and-Run Crash in Micanopy, Florida
MICANOPY, FL – According to an online news report at alligator.com, law enforcement is currently conducting a search to locate a hit-and-run driver responsible for killing a 14-year-old girl from Micanopy, Florida.*
Per a press release issued by the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the girl died at the scene of the accident. She had been hit and killed by an automobile that was traveling in the opposite lane of traffic on County Road 346 while she was walking with two other teenagers, a female, aged 14, and a male, aged 13.
The 14-year-old girl was taken to an area hospital where she is currently listed in critical condition, per the FHP press release. The 13-year-old male did not sustain any injuries in the accident.
It appears that the driver of the vehicle stopped shortly and got out of his car prior to leaving the scene of the accident, per authorities.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male in this thirties with dirty blonde hair. He was wearing blue jeans and a white t-shirt at the time of the accident, as provided in the press release. His vehicle has been described as possibly a gray 1996 Ford Truck or Bronco. It is believed by authorities that the suspect vehicle may be missing a part of the front grill and the driver’s side mirror.
The FHP is currently conducting an investigation of the crash. Anyone with information is encouraged to call 386-754-6281 or 1-800-387-1290. There are no further details on the accident at this time.
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