TREASURE ISLAND, Fla. — A pickup truck used in the hit-and-run death of a woman trying to cross the street in Treasure Island was found, Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies announced Thursday.
Felicia White, 46, was in a marked crosswalk Tuesday evening at the intersection of Gulf Boulevard and 108th Avenue North trying the cross the road, according to the sheriff's office. At the same time, a dark blue pickup truck was driving southbound on Gulf Boulevard and entered the left turn lane to turn onto 108th Avenue North.
That's when the truck reportedly hit White and kept going. White died at the scene, deputies said.
Nearby business owners say White walked around the area every week. They say she was always kind and friendly. “She would always acknowledge you and always say 'hi,'" said Ada Mcfarley.
People who knew White say she was a mother and a grandmother. “Just to ditch your truck and run away that’s sad she had family she had friends," said Mcfarley.
The 2020 blue Chevrolet Silverado was located Thursday, according to deputies.
There is no word yet from the sheriff's office if the driver responsible has been located.
Anyone with information about the crash or the truck and driver involved is asked to call the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office at 727-582-6200. People also can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.