South Florida Avenue hit-and-run | Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
Lakeland police officers say that they are confident that a 2006 Jeep Wrangler they recently impounded is the vehicle involved in a recent hit-and-run accident that killed a 44-year-old Eustis man. They also report that they have interviewed two people they believe were involved in the accident. Police say that the accident occurred around 2 a.m. in the 2600 block of South Florida Avenue in Lakeland when the suspect blew through a construction zone where the victim and the rest of the crew were working on a pedestrian-safety project. Witnesses say that after striking the victim, the driver of the Jeep fled the scene of the accident without stopping to render assistance.