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Police: Woman hit on New Kings Road, left to die

Jacksonville traffic homicide detectives consider her death a hit-and-run

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A woman's body was found along New Kings Road, just south of Interstate 295, early Thursday morning. Police believe she was hit by a vehicle overnight and left for dead.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office was notified a just before 8 a.m. Police said they don't know when she was hit, but she died before help arrived.

Traffic homicide investigators said the vehicle that struck her was southbound and may have damage to
the front end, hood, and windshield.

Detectives are processing the scene and looking for any surveillance cameras in the area, hoping to learn
more about the vehicle that struck the woman or to find witnesses.

Police have not identified the woman. She is the third pedestrian to be struck and killed along this stretch of road in four days. 

Selina Rivers-Tobler, 41, and Anthony Jacobs, 57, were hit and killed early Sunday as they crossed the street at New Kings Road and Finch Avenue, less than a half-mile from the accident overnight.

People who live and work in the area are saddened by the news.

"I do hope they find the person," said Russell Dotson. "Most people nowadays will not stop. I don't understand that. That's not how I was raised."

Dotson said that with no sidewalks in the area, pedestrians will walk close to the road.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area overnight is asked to call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.

 


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