News: Pedestrian killed by hit-and-run driver in Lakeland

LAKELAND, FL – A female pedestrian died after she was struck on Reynolds Road Friday night by a driver who fled the scene.

According to CBS Tampa Bay , local authorities responded to a call of a possible deceased person found in a ditch north of Barrington Avenue on Saturday morning. The deceased was soon identified as 44-year-old Nichole Lynn Williams.

Williams was last seen at Reynolds Road Food Mart, where she made a purchase. It appears she was walking to her residence when she was struck from behind and killed.

Local authorities reported that she had been walking northbound with traffic at around 9 p.m. when she was hit. They also reported that their investigation shows she was likely hit by an older model SUV or pickup truck.

When someone flees the scene of the crime, they are doubling the injury they’ve already caused: by jeopardizing the victim’s chance of getting necessary medical and financial support. Did you lose a loved one due to a reckless hit-and-run driver? Our experienced and compassionate team of Lakeland Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at Kemp, Ruge and Green Law Group can advise and help you throughout this tragic and difficult ordeal. Call us today at 727-847-4878 to request your free consultation where we can advise you on next steps.

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