Ocoee police investigating Jan. 3 hit-and-run

The hit-and-run traffic crash involved a skateboarder, who died after being taken to the hospital.

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The Ocoee Police Department is investigating a traffic crash that occurred around 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, at the intersection of First Street and Silver Star Road. Officers responded to the scene of the crash, which involved an unknown driver and an adult skateboarder.

According to police, the suspect vehicle fled the scene without stopping to render aid or provide information. The victim, whose identity is not being released until family is notified, was taken to Orlando Health - Health Central Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Anyone with information regarding this crash or who might have witnessed it is asked to call the Ocoee Police Department Traffic Homicide Division at (407) 905-3160.




Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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