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Wesley Chapel woman on scooter getting her mail killed by hit-and-run driver, troopers say

Florida Highway Patrol troopers said they later arrested a woman suspected in the fatal hit-and-run crash.
Nicole Marie Gennarini Cresswell, 24, was arrested just before midnight Tuesday after hitting a 64-year-old woman using a mobility scooter to retrieve her mail, Florida Highway Patrol troopers said.
Nicole Marie Gennarini Cresswell, 24, was arrested just before midnight Tuesday after hitting a 64-year-old woman using a mobility scooter to retrieve her mail, Florida Highway Patrol troopers said. [ Pasco County Police Department ]
Published Jun. 16
Updated Jun. 16

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.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers released this photo of the car they suspect hit and killed a woman on a scooter in Wesley Chapel Tuesday evening. The suspected driver was later arrested.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers released this photo of the car they suspect hit and killed a woman on a scooter in Wesley Chapel Tuesday evening. The suspected driver was later arrested. [ Florida Highway Patrol ]

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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