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Pedestrian killed in hit and run on Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers

Posted at 11:41 AM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 11:41:18-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle that hit and killed a woman on Colonial Boulevard on Wednesday.

According to Fort Myers Police, 50-year-old Ileana Ortiz was crossing Colonial near State Road 82 around 6 p.m. on Wednesday when she was hit by a vehicle. She was taken to Lee Memorial and pronounced dead.

The driver of the vehicle left the scene.

A 911 call later led officers to the area of Miramar Outlets, where a caller reported that she struck a pedestrian on Colonial Boulevard.

Investigators towed a vehicle from the scene and are obtaining a search warrant.

The investigation is ongoing.