Winter Haven woman, 59, killed in hit-and-run crash near Lake Howard, FHP says

Crash occurred on North Lake Howard Drive

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POLK COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol is asking the public for information regarding a fatal hit-and-run crash Saturday evening in Winter Haven.

The crash occurred at 6:50 p.m. on North Lake Howard Drive, east of 15th Street NW, troopers said.

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According to a crash report, a 59-year-old Winter Haven woman was crossing the roadway on foot when a vehicle traveling eastbound struck her, leaving the woman with fatal injuries and abandoning the scene.

Troopers described the vehicle as a possibly silver Dodge Caliber bearing Virginia plates.

Anyone with knowledge of the crash was urged to dial *FHP, or **TIPS for Crime Stoppers.


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