LAKE COUNTY, Fla. - Troopers are searching for the driver of an SUV who may have been involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash in Lake County Sunday night.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a man and a woman were walking northbound on a grass shoulder of Rolling Acres Road near W Lakeview Street shortly before 10 p.m., when troopers said a vehicle traveling northbound veered off the road, striking them.
The vehicle left the area following the crash, FHP said.
The 40-year-old Leesburg woman died at the scene. Troopers said the 31-year-old Leesburg man was flown to Ocala Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.
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Traffic homicide investigators found car parts in the area of the crash. Authorities said they are looking for a Jeep Cherokee that may be involved.
The SUV would be missing a passenger side mirror and would have damage to the front right headlight, troopers said in a news release.
Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to call FHP at 407- 737-2213 or Crimeline.