WOMAN FOUND DEAD ON FLORIDA HIGHWAY

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Posted: June 30, 2011

Pedestrian Accident in FloridaEarly yesterday morning a woman’s body was found on Interstate 75 near Ocala, Florida. Two Wildwood police officers were the first to notice something in the roadway. When the officers approached for a closer look, they realized the object was the body of a woman lying in the middle lane of the highway, about 400 yards from the Belleview exit. Police are not releasing the identity of the woman until her next of kin has been notified. Traffic was immediately stopped along the highway and the officers notified Florida Highway Patrol around 7:00 am. When FHP arrived at the scene, they determined the woman must have been hit by passing vehicles several times but they did not know what time the accident occurred that left her in the road to begin with.

While investigating, police walked along the edge of the highway, where it was thought the woman was walking prior to be hit, to collect evidence. Several items were collected and taken back to the police station. One of these items was a driver’s license belonging to the victim which allowed police to track down which local hotel the woman was staying at. At the hotel, the woman’s Chevy Cobalt was still in the parking lot and was towed to be included in the investigation. Police also collected items from the woman’s hotel room for the investigation. The woman’s body was taken to the medical examiner’s office in Leesburg, Florida. Traffic along the highway was reopened around 10:30 am. So far this year, there have been 27 traffic related deaths in Marion County. If you or a family member has been severely injured due to a traffic accident in Florida, call Hickey Law Firm, P.A. for a free consultation. Primary Sources: http://www.ocala.com/article/20110629/ARTICLES/110629663/-1/entertainmen...