UPDATE (05-21-18): FHP has identified the victim as 36-year-old Renee Moran of Port Orange. An autopsy to determine if alcohol or drugs were in her body at the time she died is pending.
Earlier reporting below.
New Smyrna Beach, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating after a woman is struck and killed while walking southbound along Interstate 95 near the State Road 44 exit in New Smyrna Beach.
At around 2:20 AM on Sunday, 28-year-old Calin Buehrer of St. Augustine was driving a GMC SUV southbound on I-95 in the inside lane. An unidentified 36-year-old woman from Port Orange was walking southbound on I-95 in the inside lane, within the path of Buehrer’s vehicle. FHP says the front of the SUV struck and killed the woman.
The woman, who will not be identified until her next-of-kin is notified, was pronounced dead by the medical examiner. Her vehicle was found abandoned in the center median of northbound I-95 just north of the scene of the accident.
Alcohol was not a factor for Buehrer, however, it is unknown if alcohol was a factor for the 36-year-old woman.
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