FHP located and impounded vehicle involved in deadly hit-and-run in Immokalee

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Troopers located and impounded the 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis from an address in Immokalee. The crash remains under investigation.

A 70-year-old woman was struck and killed Tuesday night in a hit-and-run crash on SR-29 in Immokalee.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, Gloria Simplice, 70, was walking in the crosswalk of SR-29 and Farm Workers Way when a vehicle being driven by an unknown driver failed to stop and collided with the woman.

Simplice was knocked off her feet and into the grass on the side of the road. FHP said she died at the scene.

The vehicle that hit the woman is possibly an older model Mercury Grand Marquis, silver in color, with significant front end damage, according to FHP.

FHP is asking anyone with information on the fatal hit-and-run to contact them or SWFL Crime Stoppers.



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