GILCHRIST COUNTY ‒ A silver 2018 – 2021 Kia Rio sedan was traveling west on State Road 26, east of Southwest 19th Circle, on Wednesday, March 15, sometime before 6 a.m. At the same time a female pedestrian was walking east on the north paved shoulder of SR-26.

For unknown reasons the Kia Rio travelled to the north shoulder where it struck the pedestrian. The driver of the Kia Rio fled the scene. The pedestrian, a middle-age white female, was transported to UF Shands Hospital where she later expired.

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is seeking any information the public may have about this vehicle. The Kia Rio should be missing the headlight assembly and trim on the right side. To report any information relevant to this incident, call the local Crime Stoppers, FHP Communication Center at 1-800-387-1290 or *FHP.

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