FHP continues search for drivers who fled in Villages motorcyclist’s passenger’s death

The Florida Highway Patrol is renewing its request for help in solving a recent hit-and-run crash that left a Villager’s 64-year-old motorcycle passenger dead.

The incident happened this past Saturday at about 12:15 a.m. when 60-year-old Wendy Allyn Roberts and her male passenger were on a 1997 Honda VT600 traveling west on County Road 42 in the area of SE 102nd Court Road.
Roberts’ motorcycle was hit from behind and both she and her passenger were thrown to the ground. The passenger was then run over by another vehicle and both vehicles fled the scene, according to an accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

Roberts suffered minor injuries. She was wearing a helmet but her passenger was not, the report indicated.

FHP troopers are looking for a silver 2001-2007 Toyota Sequoia SUV and a 1998-2000 Toyota Corolla. Both vehicles are likely to have front-end damage.

Anyone with information on the hit-and-run crash or those who have seen either of these damaged vehicles is asked to call *FHP or Crime Stoppers of Marion County at (352) 368-STOP.