ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol continue to investigate a deadly hit-and-run incident in which a bicyclist was killed.
After receiving a tip from the public, troopers believe that they have located the vehicle involved in the fatal crash that happened around 5 a.m. ner Enterprise Road and Volusia Avenue in Orange City.
Tee victim is identified as 72-year-old Pedro Carrera Perez.
According to witnesses, the suspect got out of her vehicle, looked at Perez, got back in her vehicle and then drove north on Enterprise Road. She is described as a white woman who is approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall. She was wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.
The suspect's vehicle was described as a silver, 2005 Chevy Tahoe. Authorities believe they have located that SUV, which had significant front-end damage, consistent with striking a bicyclist, they said. It was located within two miles of the crash scene, in a residential neighborhood.
"The owner is a female and declined to give troopers an interview, without her attorney," said FHP Lieutenant Kim Montes. "Troopers will process the vehicle to collect evidence, to forensically prove that this vehicle, was involved in the crash."
Troopers are still attempting to locate any surveillance video. The vehicle was taken to an inside storage facility to protect it from the elements. The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending, Montes said.