KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol says a woman was struck and killed by vehicle as she searched for her wallet on a Florida highway.
Sgt. Kim Montes said in a news release that 58-year-old Margarita Contreras had been involved in a crash a short time before she was killed early Sunday. The vehicles involved in that crash were moved to a parking lot and Contreras thought she had dropped her wallet in the road.
Montes says Contreras was hit by a vehicle that then fled the scene. She was taken to a hospital where she died.
Authorities say the suspect’s vehicle is tan or gold colored and it may have front-end damage.
The incident remains under investigation.