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Person of interest identified in fatal Immokalee hit and run

Posted at 12:25 PM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-12 12:58:37-05

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- Troopers have identified a man they believe hit and killed at 71-year-old woman and fled the scene in November.

Florida Highway Patrol says they are looking for 29-year-old Apolinar Vasquez. He is approximately 5'6" to 5'8" tall, with a dark complexion. He is "known to frequent the fresh market area," according to troopers.

The incident in question happened November 27, 2018 on Lake Trafford Road near Krystal Lane in Immokalee.

Troopers say a driver hit 71-year-old Marita Gonzalez, who was walking in the eastbound lane. The Mercury sedan then fled the scene, but was later located and impounded from a nearby address.

Anyone with information regarding the crash or Mr. Vasquez is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 239-938-1800 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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