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Driver sought in fatal hit-and-run in Hillsborough, Florida Highway Patrol says

A 32-year-old Arizona woman was struck and killed by a sedan Monday, the agency said.
The Florida Highway Patrol is seeking information in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian in Hillsborough County on Monday. Troopers say the Arizona woman was walking in the bicycle lane of 56th Street when the sedan shown in this still photo struck her and left the scene.
The Florida Highway Patrol is seeking information in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian in Hillsborough County on Monday. Troopers say the Arizona woman was walking in the bicycle lane of 56th Street when the sedan shown in this still photo struck her and left the scene. [ Courtesy of Florida Highway Patrol ]
Published Aug. 31
Updated Sep. 3

EAST LAKE-ORIENT PARK — The Florida Highway Patrol says it is seeking information about a driver who struck a 32-year-old pedestrian, killing her, and then fled in Hillsborough County on Monday.

It happened on 56th Street near Harney Road shortly after 5:30 p.m., the Highway Patrol said in a news release Monday evening.

The sedan was heading south on 56th Street toward the intersection with Harney Road, and the woman was walking in the adjacent bicycle lane, troopers said. The sedan left its lane and struck the woman, and the driver did not stop, according to the Highway Patrol.

The woman, who was from Casa Grande, Ariz., died at the scene, troopers said.

The suspect’s sedan was captured on video, according to the Highway Patrol, and the agency released a still photo of the vehicle in the hopes that someone might recognize it.

A still image from a traffic video of the car involved in the hit-and-run
A still image from a traffic video of the car involved in the hit-and-run [ Courtesy of Florida Highway Patrol ]

Anyone who has information about the vehicle or the driver involved in the hit-and-run is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 813-558-1800, or contact Crime Stoppers at 800-873-TIPS (8477). Additionally, people can make anonymous tips at www.crimestopperstb.com or through the P3 Tips Mobile app.

The Florida Highway Patrol did not release the name of the woman who was killed because of its interpretation of Marsy’s Law, an amendment to the state Constitution.