Pedestrian dies after collision in Arcadia

Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 12:21 PM EDT
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ARCADIA, Fla. (WWSB) - A 22-year-old woman from Arcadia has died six days after being hit by a pickup truck while walking along State Road 70, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

Troopers said the woman was walking east on the north shoulder of State Road 70 on Sept. 20 at about 10:20 p.m.

As she was approaching State Road 72, a pickup truck driven by a 36-year-old man from Acadia was also traveling east. The pedestrian was hit by the truck’s side-view mirror. The truck then fled the scene, according to investigators.

The woman was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital in critical condition. The truck was later located and impounded and the driver was arrested for leaving the scene of a crash involving serious injury.

The woman died Tuesday of her injuries, FHP officials said.

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