LAND O'LAKES — The Florida Highway Patrol is looking for witnesses who saw the crash Wednesday morning that killed a woman crossing Night Heron Drive with her 7-year-old son.
Susan Lewis and her son, Hayden, who is autistic, usually went out of their way to use the crosswalk to get to the bus stop on the other side of the street, neighbors told the Times.
About 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, a driver "failed to observe" the pair in the road, near Ambleside Drive, FHP said. Lewis died at the scene. Hayden was airlifted to St. Joseph's Hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.
Troopers are still investigating to determine whether charges will be brought against the driver, Eugene Williams, 64, who lives down the street from the Lewis family.
Anyone who saw the accident is asked to call the Florida Highway Patrol at (352) 797-5737. The homicide investigator is Cpl. Mike Styers and the investigating trooper is Jackie Hollis.