Sunday update: Family has identified the woman killed in a hit and run in Clay County as Dayna Kane Cogliser. They say she just moved to Clay County from Pennsylvania. Click here for updated story.
Family has identified the woman killed in a hit and run in Clay County Saturday as Dayna Kane Cogliser.— Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) August 18, 2019
They tell me she moved to Clay County from Pennsylvania two months ago. FHP is now trying to piece together how her body ended up 8 miles from the crash site. @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/Rg1Zk6xbOf
Original story: Right now, troopers are searching for the driver who hit and killed a 45-year-old woman in Clay County.
The Florida Highway Patrol says her body was found on U.S. 17, 8 miles from where they believe she was hit.
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Troopers found a moped abandoned on Sandridge Road at Robbie Lee Lane at 2:20 a.m. Saturday.
They say it appears the moped was rear-ended while driving westbound.
They found the body of the woman they believe was driving that moped on the shoulder of U.S. 17 at Village Square Parkway.
"That's bizarre," neighbor Chad Weeks said. "That just doesn't seem very possible."
Village Square Parkway leads to Baptist Health's Clay campus.
Action News Jax asked FHP how her body got there. Troopers said they are still trying to figure that out.
"Maybe it was someone trying to transport her to a hospital. I don't know. That's just crazy," Weeks said. "I don't see how that could happen."
Troopers believe the car involved could be a small black vehicle with front-end damage.
Other neighbors told Action News Jax they want the driver to come forward.
"It's very scary because, you know, obviously they don't have a heart if they left the scene," one mom, who didn't want to be identified, said. "He or she is just going about their day with no regards to what they just did to somebody's family."
FHP is asking anyone who was in the area and may have seen anything to call them or Crime Stoppers immediately.
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