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Santa Rosa Beach woman killed in early morning hit-and-run on Highway 98

A 57-year-old Santa Rosa Beach woman was struck and killed by a vehicle in a hit-and-run incident on Highway 98 near Mussett Bayou early Wednesday morning, according to the Florida […]

A 57-year-old Santa Rosa Beach woman was struck and killed by a vehicle in a hit-and-run incident on Highway 98 near Mussett Bayou early Wednesday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The incident occurred at approximately 6:18 a.m. when a westbound truck drifted out of the outside lane, crossing the fog line and colliding with the woman, who was running westbound on the north paved apron of the highway.

  • After the collision, the truck fled the scene, according to an FHP report.

The impact threw the woman in a northwesterly direction, and she came to rest on the north grass shoulder of Highway 98. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her next of kin has been notified, according to the report.

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office initially responded to the scene and blocked one westbound lane of Highway 98 in the area. The Florida Highway Patrol later took over the investigation and located the truck involved in the hit-and-run in Panama City, Florida.

The incident remains under investigation, and authorities have not released any further information about the driver of the truck or any possible charges at this time.

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  1. This happened right across from the street I live off. The woman ran the same path everyday. I hope the person that hit her and took off goes straight to hell.

  2. How come we haven’t heard about any charges or anything about the person who hit this lady ?

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