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LAKELAND, FL (February 26, 2023) - On Saturday, February 25, 2023, at approximately 11:06 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of West 10th Street for a hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian. Upon arrival, they located an unresponsive female lying in the roadway. Despite the efforts of first responders, the 37-year-old female was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Based on information gathered at the scene, it is believed that a silver sedan was traveling eastbound on West 10th Street and struck the female pedestrian who was walking in the eastbound lane of travel. After impact, the sedan fled the scene driving east on 10th Street and is believed to have turned south on Webster Avenue. 

Detectives are looking for a silver sedan that would have front-end damage and possibly a dent in the car's right rear bumper. 

Anyone with information regarding the crash, and/or the suspect vehicle, is asked to contact Sergeant Doug Mills at doug.mills@lakelandgov.net or call the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-6900.

Persons who wish to remain anonymous, can contact Heartland Crime Stoppers:

 * Call 1-800-226 TIPS (8477)

 * From a cell phone, dial **TIPS

 * Or visit the website www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com and click on "Submit A Tip,"

 * Or download the free "P3tips" app on a smartphone or tablet.

Tipsters will always remain anonymous when they send a tip through Crime Stoppers, and they are eligible for a cash reward if their information leads to an arrest.

This remains an open and active investigation. The victim's name is being withheld in accordance with Marsy's Law. 


Media inquiries should be directed to mediarelations@lakelandgov.net.