Deputies search for driver involved in fatal hit-and-run in Tampa

Posted at 5:28 AM, Jul 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-19 06:50:03-04

Hillsborough County deputies are searching for the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run that occurred on Tuesday night.

Around 10:30 p.m. deputies responded to West Waters Avenue just west of Hanley Road in Tampa. 

When deputies arrived they determined that a suspect in a dark colored Toyota had fatally struck a pedestrian before driving off. 

Deputies determined that the pedestrian, Sherry Hunter, 61, was crossing West Waters Avenue when she was struck and killed. Deputies say Hunter was not crossing in a crosswalk.

The make, model and type of vehicle are unknown at this time. They do say the front end of the vehicle will have damage to the grill and headlight.

Westbound Waters Avenue between Hanley Road and Wilsky Boulevard was closed down in order to investigate but it has been reopened now.

Anyone with any information reference the hit and run is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200 or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $3,000 call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.