DeLand Woman Killed In Hit-&-Run On Easter Sunday; FHP Searches For Suspect Vehicle

By on April 2, 2018 in WNDB News

DeLand, FL – 4/10/18 Update: Troopers believe they have identified the type of vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a DeLand woman on Easter Sunday.

Based on evidence collected at the scene, the vehicle that fled the scene after striking and killing 57-year-old Catherine Flora near Padrick Ave. was either a 2003-2006 Chevy Silverado or a 2003-2006 Chevy Avalanche. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) believes the vehicle is black with heavy front-end damage.

If you have any information about the vehicle, you are urged to call FHP at 407-737-2213.

4/2/18 Update:

The Florida Highway Patrol has identified the DeLand woman who was struck and killed in a hit-and-run on Easter Sunday.

57-year-old Catherine Flora, who was struck by a car while trying to cross the road rear Padrick Ave., was pronounced dead by the medical examiner. The crash report indicates that it is unclear whether or not alcohol played a role. The crash is still under investigation and charges are pending.

Earlier Reporting:

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal hit-and-run that left a 57-year-old DeLand woman dead on Easter Sunday.

According to FHP, an unknown vehicle was driving on W. New York Ave. (SR-44) in DeLand at around 9:45 PM on April 1 when it struck a woman who was trying to cross the road near Padrick Ave. The unidentified vehicle then fled the scene.

At this time, troopers do not have a description of the suspect vehicle. Anyone with information is being asked to call FHP at 407-737-2213.

The incident is under investigation and charges are pending.

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