Driver, passenger sought after LaBelle hit-and-run leaves 1 injured

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Photo by AP.

A driver and a passenger are being sought after running from the scene of a crash on Christmas Eve in LaBelle.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Friday that a silver 2001 Acura SUV failed to stop at a stop sign on Collingswood Parkway at SR-80 at about 8:10 p.m. Thursday evening, and collided with an eastbound SUV on SR-80.

The driver and passenger of the Acura SUV ran from the scene.

The 56-year-old male driver of the SUV that was hit was flown to Lee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. A 38-year-old female passenger and a toddler in the vehicle were not injured.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact *FHP or Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS.

The Florida Highway Patrol no longer releases the names of those involved in crashes, citing Marsy’s Law.

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