JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 25-year-old woman was struck and killed while crossing Lane Avenue on Saturday evening, and the vehicle that hit her failed to stop, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Police said the hit-and-run crash happened shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday. Rescue crews transported the victim to a nearby hospital, where she died, police said.
The driver was traveling northbound at Londontowne Lane when it struck the woman, according to JSO.
A lieutenant on scene told News4Jax that police believe the woman was leaving a nearby apartment complex. People at the complex confirmed she lived there.
Cocktails Bar and Lounge and the Lane Avenue Food Mart are also nearby. A worker at the food mart told News4Jax that he knew the woman and that she frequented the shop. He said he did not know whether that was where she was heading Saturday night.
Davon Broadwater said the victim was his friend and they both lived at the same apartment complex.
“She was a good girl," Broadwater said. “She wouldn’t hurt nobody. She wouldn’t harm nobody. She was a nice person."
The Sheriff’s Office did not identify the woman, and News4Jax was unable to get in contact with family. Broadwater didn’t know her last name. He said she was a mother.
“I heard people saying the car had hit her and kept going," Broadwater said. "It was sad. It was sad.”
The Sheriff’s Office said the incident was captured by nearby video. The Sheriff’s Office did not say where the video was taken.
Police did not immediately release any suspect or vehicle information.
The Sheriff’s Office said there are multiple witnesses involved in the investigation.
The JSO Traffic Homicide Unit continues to investigate the deadly hit-and-run crash.
Anyone with information that could help detectives can contact JSO, either at its non-emergency line 904-630-0500 or by email at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. Those who would like to remain anonymous can contact First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).