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FHP Investigating Hit and Run Crash in Manatee County

FHP Investigating Hit and Run Crash in Manatee County

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (970 WFLA) – The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a hit and run crash.

It happened at 1:40 this morning on US 41 (State Road 45) and 49th Avenue Drive West in Bradenton.

FHP said a vehicle was traveling northbound in the right lane on US 41 approaching Orlando Avenue when troopers said the vehicle failed to move around 30-year-old Crystal Stankiewicz, who was riding a bike on the shoulder. Troopers said the vehicle’s right front struck the woman and left debris at the scene. According to FHP, Stankiewicz is at an area hospital with critical injuries.

Troopers said they believe the vehicle is possibly a larger, blue SUV or pick-up truck that is missing its right headlight and right side mirror.

Anyone with information is asked to call FHP Crash Investigator Trooper Verdecia at 239-938-1800.

 

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