Fatal Hit-and-Run Remains Unsolved Five Years Later
News4Jax reports that a vigil was held November 19, for a 21-year-old woman killed in a Jacksonville hit-and-run crash five years ago. A wife and mother were walking home from a convenience store on Normandy Boulevard near Yellow Water Road when the wife was hit by at least one driver who left the scene. That night, her husband drove to look for her and briefly saw her silhouette as he drove past. When he turned around, he found her lying in the middle of the road. She died one week later, November 19, 2006, leaving behind her husband and three-month-old son.
The theory is that two vehicles might have hit the young woman but the Florida Highway Patrol still has no leads in the case other then one of the vehicles might have been a blue truck with metallic paint.
Hit-and-Run Drivers in Florida
The Jacksonville hit-and-run attorneys at Farah & Farah know that it is a felony to leave the scene of an auto accident where there are injuries and not render aid to the accident victim. Stopping to help may mean the difference between life and death to that those that cannot help themselves. In this case, the driver could face up to 30 years in state prison for fleeing.
Channel 4 is asking the public to come forward with any information by contacting the Florida Highway Patrol in St. Johns County at (904) 695-4115 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 845-TIPS.
Farah & Farah is a member of Hit-and-Run Reward, an organization supported by U.S. personal injury attorneys. A call to law enforcement that leads to a conviction will result in a $1,000 reward to the caller in addition to the cash reward offered by Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous.
The number for Hit-and-Run Reward is (800) 644-8678.