Action News Jax reporter Courtney Cole visited all the business in the immediate area of the hit-and-run that left a woman dead Sunday morning to see if the crash was captured by any surveillance cameras, but it appeared none did.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced Monday afternoon that they are searching for a brown 2011-2015 KIA Rio similar to the one pictured below in regard to the investigation of a woman killed in a hit-and-run.
JSO said the car will have front bumper, hood and possible windshield damage from the crash early Sunday morning.
.@BrittneyVerner received photos of the victim killed in a hit-and-run on Beach Blvd. early Sunday morning. Hear the plea to the community from the mother of the victim on FOX30 at 10: https://t.co/jHldjNr3WK pic.twitter.com/VsPccPX3aV— ActionNewsJax (@ActionNewsJax) March 26, 2019
Cole spoke to local cyclist Darrell Goodson about his safety concerns for Beach Boulevard.
"I've been around here for a long time and this has got to be the most dangerous road in Jacksonville,” said Goodson.
Goodson told Cole he rides his bike on Beach Boulevard, near the crash site, often.
"I've been in a couple of bicycle accidents, that's what I am--I'm a cyclist. Around here I'm scared,” Goodson said.
The crash happened just after 2:30 a.m., according to police, who have identified the victim as Summer Black, 34.
“In the morning time?! Come down this road in 6:00 in the morning! And you'll see how fast they're driving,” said Eddie Mae McCormick.
McCormick told Action News Jax Courtney Cole she drives on Beach Boulevard at least 3 days a week to get to work.
"They drive fast and run red lights. They don't have any consideration. They cut you off. It's terrible on Beach Boulevard,” McCormick said.
This is the 41st traffic homicide in Jacksonville this year, according to JSO.
The Florida Department of Transportation will be hosting a public hearing on proposed changes to Beach Boulevard on April 1 at the Regency Square Branch Libray.
Anyone who has any information about the driver or suspect vehicle is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or email them at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000 contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.
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