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St. Pete mother of three killed in hit-and-run, police searching for driver

Posted at 11:17 PM, Oct 29, 2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Through tears holding her grandson's hand, Sylvia Underdue, pleaded for the driver that hit and killed her daughter to turn themselves in.

Lisa Lee, 47, was crossing the street at 18th Ave. South and 18th Street South on Monday when she was struck by a driver in a white sedan.

"What they did was unjust and unfair," Sylvia Underdue said. "You left my child on the side of the road like a dead animal. I loved my child. I loved my Lisa. That was my Lisa. I can’t get another Lisa, but you can go home to your family, but I can’t bring my baby to me no more; she is gone."

Lee, a mother of three, was hit around 1:30 in the morning.  



Her son Lebaron Woods believes someone was with her when she was hit.

"We found no house keys, no purse, only thing we have is a cell phone," Woods said. "That proves that someone was there. If someone took her belongings someone can stand up and say that they seen the sedan that hit my mom."

St. Pete police tell ABC Action News they are following up on leads and working to find surveillance video of the vehicle involved.

Lee's mom said whoever did it needs to come forward and help a grieving family get some kind of closure.

"Come forward. Because you know who you is and you gonna be caught. Believe that, you will be caught. You might as well just come on forward and turn yourself in and face justice."

Police asking anyone with information to call 727-893-7780.