TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Florida Highway Patrol arrested an alleged hit-and-run driver suspected of fatally striking a woman who was getting mail outside a home in Wesley Chapel Tuesday night.
The incident occurred at about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 27000 block of Robin Roost Lane, according to troopers.
The Highway Patrol said the 64-year-old victim had been using a mobility scooter to go check a mailbox on the side of the road when she was struck by a gray 2019 Nissan Sentra.
Troopers said they found the driver, Nicole Marie Gennarini Cresswell, just before midnight in the 8200 block Shenandoah Run.
According to an arrest report, Cresswell told troopers that she hit a deer earlier but could not tell them where she hit the deer.
Gennarini Cresswell, 24, is charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving a death, according to an arrest report.