The Florida Highway Patrol has issued a statement indicating that a fatal hit-and-run collision occurred on Friday morning in Homestead.
Local10.com reports that the incident transpired at approximately 4 a.m. near U.S. 1 and Southwest 139th Avenue when a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle as she crossed the road.
FHP Lt. Alex Camacho says that the driver of the vehicle did not assist the victim but instead fled the scene. The victim was severely injured by the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Florida is experiencing a rash of hit-and-run collisions. In order to combat the trend, Florida authorities have deemed February "Stay at the Scene" month, an attempt to raise awareness of the tragic consequences of hit-and-run vehicle crashes.
Hit-and-run is illegal in Florida and penalties can range from 60 days in prison for hit-and-run causing only property damage to four years mandatory minimum in prison and a revoked license for at least three years for hit-and-run crashes involving fatalities.
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