fatal Orange County hit and run accident
At 12:08 on Monday morning Nyasha Powell, a 24-year-old from Orlando, was behind the wheel of her sister’s Dodge Dart, driving along Orange Blossom Trail in Orange County. As she approached the intersection of Orange Blossom Trail and 39th Street, she struck and killed a pedestrian, the 52-year-old Orlando Resident Denny Weaver. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, after the impact, Powell did not stop, but left the scene of the accident. 45 minutes later, Powell returned to the intersection and handed herself over to the police.
A 13-year-old boy was struck and killed recently in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident on State Road 436 in east Orange County. Florida Highway Patrol troopers investigating the accident report that the teen was struck while attempting to cross at the intersection of Semoran Boulevard and Old Cheney Highway. Troopers say that the teen was using the crosswalk and had the right of way when he was struck by a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu driven by a 51-year-old Winter Park woman. FHP Spokesperson Sgt. Kim Montes said that the woman was traveling north on Semoran Boulevard when she ran a red light and struck the teen.