JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office traffic and homicide unit confirmed that a woman was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing the street.
The hit-and-run happened just before 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10.
The woman was attempting to cross at 7800 New Kings Road from west to east, when an unknown vehicle struck her, heading northbound.
The vehicle left the scene and the woman died from her injuries.
Investigators do not have any information on the suspect vehicle and says that no witnesses remained at the scene. However, it was confirmed by officials that someone went to a nearby store to report the crash. Police are not sure who the caller was.
JSO urges people to please remain at the scene of a pedestrian crash for the sake of the families. Hit-and-runs carry a 30-year sentence.
This incident marks the 119th traffic fatality of 2022 in Duval County.
Any witnesses or anyone with information on this hit-and-run crash are asked to contact the JSO traffic homicide unit at 904-630-0500. You can also reach out to Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.