Man, woman found dead on Volusia County road

New Smyrna Beach police say 2 dead in apparent hit-and-run on SR-44

Zachary Tyler Kahle and Savannah Jo Dejarnette
Zachary Tyler Kahle and Savannah Jo Dejarnette

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Authorities are investigating what events led to a man and a woman being found dead along the side of a Volusia County road.

Police said the bodies of Savannah Jo Dejarnette, 26, and Zachary Tyler Kahle, 24, were found along eastbound lanes of State Road 44 in New Smyrna Beach just after 11 p.m. Tuesday in an apparent hit-and-run crash.

Dejarnette's vehicle was found just west of Interstate 95 and police say they believe the duo left the car and were walking east of SR-44 when they were struck by an unidentified vehicle.

Police said the driver of the vehicle left the scene. The vehicle is described as having front end damage and possibly a broken right front headlight.

Anyone with information is asked to call the New Smyrna Beach Police Motors Division at 386-424-2220 or Crime Stoppers