Just this Saturday, an Auburndale woman was struck and killed in a hit-and-run. Polk County police began their search for the driver on Sunday.
Pamela Miclette, 45, was hit on Amour Avenue, a two-laned neighborhood street just off of Dairy Road and above U.S. 92. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Miclette was crossing the street to visit a neighbor at about 8:40 p.m. when a white Ford F-150 pickup truck turned off of Dairy Road, west onto Amour Avenue. Miclette died at the scene.
The truck may have damage to the front-end and had a dark stripe or mark on the tailgate.
Unfortunately, this accident falls in the long line of pedestrian accidents in Florida this year. Transportation for America, a non-profit advocacy group, recently conducted a study which stated four Central Florida metro areas as the country’s most dangerous places to walk. The first-ranked was Orlando-Kissimmee and the second was Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater. Polk County is located in the middle of the two areas.