A Wesley Chapel woman was arrested late Tuesday after she struck and killed a woman who was using a mobility scooter to retrieve mail, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.
Nicole Marie Gennarini Cresswell, 24, was arrested just before midnight on a charge of leaving the scene of a crash involving death. She was taken to the Pasco County jail.
Troopers said Cresswell was driving a gray 2019 Nissan Sentra near 27901 Robin Roost Lane when she hit a 64-year-old woman who was using a scooter retrieve mail at the roadway’s edge. The woman on the scooter was killed.
Troopers said the crash left damage to the front right of the Nissan. Troopers said they later found Cresswell sitting in the car in the 8200 block of Shenandoah Run in Wesley Chapel, where she was arrested.
The highway patrol did not release the name of the woman killed because of its interpretation of Marsy’s Law, a voter-approved amendment to the state Constitution that was meant to protect crime victims but that deprives the public of information long available under Florida’s public records law.
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