News: Woman struck, killed by car while walking on U.S. 27 near Lake Wales

LAKE WALES, FL – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said it is investigating the death of a woman struck and killed by a car on U.S. 27 near Lake Wales last week.

The Daily Ridge reports the victim was identified as 38-year-old Mary Elizabeth Faison of Winter Haven. Investigators determined she was walking north on the west side of U.S. 27 near Longleaf Boulevard Thursday when she was hit by a southbound Kia Soul at about 1 a.m.

When police and sheriff’s deputies arrived they found Faison dead, about 30 feet from the edge of the road. The driver of the Kia, 30-year-old Edrick Williams of Sebring, was not hurt.

The sheriff’s office said Williams contacted authorities right after the accident but said he was not sure what he had struck.

It is not yet known whether any charges will be filed against Williams, authorities said.

If someone you love has died in a pedestrian accident, the Polk County Personal Injury Lawyers at Kemp, Ruge and Green can help you explore your legal options. Contact us for a free consultation where we can review the details of your case and explain how we can pursue financial compensation for the expenses resulting from the tragic crash. To get started, give us a call at 727-835-8327 or submit our contact form

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