A 40-year-old Leesburg woman died Sunday night at the scene of a hit-and-run on Rolling Acres Road in Lady Lake. Her 31-year-old male companion was airlifted from the scene.
The couple had been walking at 9:47 p.m. Sunday on Rolling Acres Road south of West Lakeview Street when the driver of a Jeep Cherokee ran off the road and hit pair who had been walking northbound on the grassy shoulder of Rolling Acres Road, according to an accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol. The driver fled the scene.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The man, also from Leesburg, was airlifted to Ocala Regional Medical Center. He suffered serious injuries.
Traffic homicide investigators found parts from the hit-and-run vehicle at the scene, which is near American Legion Post 347.
The vehicle is a 2014-2018 Jeep Cherokee. It should be missing the passenger-side mirror and front right headlight.
Anyone with information should call FHP at (407) 737-2213 or Crimeline.