FHP seeking hit-and-run driver in Lecanto fatal accident

Hit-And-Run signThe Florida Highway Patrol is seeking help in identifying and locating a suspect involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred Friday night in Lecanto.

Citrus County Sheriff's office deputies assisted troopers with the accident that occurred at the intersection of West Southern Street and South Fairland Terrace in Lecanto at approximately 10:20 p.m. Friday.

Upon arrival, Troopers discovered that 24-year-old Dina Towers was walking eastbound along the outer edge of West Southern Street when she was struck from behind by a vehicle described as a low-profile recreation type vehicle that was traveling westbound on West Southern Street.

After striking Towers, the vehicle then left the scene without stopping before emergency personel arrived.

FHP is asking for anyone who has any information on this case or a vehicle that has damage to the front end to please call 9-1-1.

If you wish to remain anonymous and have information, please call Citrus County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-ANY-TIPS. If your tip leads to an arrest - you are eligible for a cash reward up to $3,000.