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Troopers impound silver Nissan in fatal hit-and-run in Hillsborough County

The Florida Highway Patrol is asking the public for information or videos of the car to help identify the driver.
Troopers are seeking more information about the above vehicle, which they believe was used in a hit-and-run that killed a 67-year-old New Port Richey woman.
Troopers are seeking more information about the above vehicle, which they believe was used in a hit-and-run that killed a 67-year-old New Port Richey woman. [ Courtesy of Florida Highway Patrol ]
Published Sep. 16

The vehicle that troopers believe was used in a hit-and-run that killed a 67-year-old woman in the Town ‘N’ Country area of western Hillsborough County was located Wednesday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers found the 2016 silver Nissan Sentra at a residence along the 9300 block of Memorial Highway in Tampa and impounded it, according to a news release issued by the Highway Patrol.

Troopers still are searching for the driver who was behind the wheel when a New Port Richey woman was struck while she walked in a travel lane of Hillsborough Avenue, east of Reflections Club Drive, around 8 p.m. Saturday, the Highway Patrol said.

After striking the woman, the driver fled the scene, troopers said. The woman was taken to an area hospital, where she died early Sunday morning, according to the Highway Patrol.

Authorities are asking the public for information about the driver, or video of the vehicle that could help them identify the driver. Tips can be reported to the Florida Highway Patrol at 813-558-1800 or *347, or to Crime Stoppers at 800-873-TIPS.

This is a developing story. Stay with tampabay.com for updates.