- Associated Press - Monday, October 2, 2017

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol says a woman was struck and killed by vehicle as she searched for her wallet on a Florida highway.

Sgt. Kim Montes said in a news release that 58-year-old Margarita Contreras had been involved in a crash a short time before she was killed early Sunday. The vehicles involved in that crash were moved to a parking lot and Contreras thought she had dropped her wallet in the road.

Montes says Contreras was hit by a vehicle that then fled the scene. She was taken to a hospital where she died.

Authorities say the suspect’s vehicle is tan or gold colored and it may have front-end damage.

The incident remains under investigation.

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