3 Things Going On Florida Today: Teen Struck By Hit-And-Run

Teen Struck By Hit-And-Run Driver Who Later Turns Self In

ORANGE CITY, Fla. (AP) — Investigators say a 14-year-old girl was struck and killed on a Florida highway by a van whose driver left the scene, later calling police to say he might have hit an animal.

Orange City Police Lt. Jason Sampsell tells local news outlets the teen was struck around 2 a.m. Tuesday. Her body was found a short time later, next to a skateboard. A police officer performed CPR, but firefighters pronounced her dead at the scene.

Investigators say 30-year-old Walter Gunther called them shortly after police arrived, saying he thought he might have hit an animal. He was arrested after being interviewed at police headquarters on charges of leaving a deadly accident and driving on a suspended license.

The girl’s name hasn’t been released. Records don’t list a lawyer for Gunther.

Woman Killed After Being Shot In Car That Crashed Into Tree

GOULDS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a shooting that resulted in a car crashing into a tree has killed a woman and injured another woman.

The Miami Herald reports 22-year-old Grace Frazer died after being shot in the abdomen while 20-year-old Brittany Clay was shot in the leg and taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital South.

Miami-Dade police said in a statement that the women were shot Friday night while riding in a Nissan Altima. When officers arrived, they found that the car crashed into a tree in Goulds.

An investigation is ongoing, and no arrests have been made.

Woman’s Leg Amputated After Car Pins Her To Building

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A woman had to have one of her legs amputated after a car hit her and her adult son outside a Florida bank.

The Palm Beach Post reports that the crash occurred Monday afternoon.

Boynton Beach police say the 60-year-old woman and her 30-year-old son were standing in front of the ATM outside a Bank of America branch when a sedan hopped a parking barrier and hit them. The crash pinned mother and son to the building. Rescue crews took them both to a nearby hospital, where doctors determined the woman would have to lose a leg.

Police say the 81-year-old woman driving the car had been pulling into a parking space but failed to stop. No citation was immediately issued. The crash remains under investigation.

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