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Suspected driver in fatal hit and run identified in Fort Myers

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Posted at 5:52 PM, Jan 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-25 22:58:46-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Troopers have identified the suspected driver of a car that hit and killed a woman in Fort Myers this week, and are actively searching for her.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, on January 22nd, 63-year-old Anita Johnson was walking her dog along Mcgregor Boulevard and attempted to cross the road when she was hit by a white Nissan car, which fled the scene. Johnson died from her injuries, as did her dog.

On Friday, Fox 4 first reported that a white car was being impounded from a garage in Fort Myers. Saturday, troopers confirmed that this is the car believed to be connected to the crash.

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Troopers are actively searching for the hit and run driver, suspected to be 52-year-old Rosalina Tejeda Diaz, aka Rosalia Tejeda Simon, of Fort Myers. Tejeda-Diaz is possibly traveling in a Chevrolet Traverse SUV, teal in color or possibly in another unknown vehicle.

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Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Rosalina Tejeda Diaz is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 239-938-1800, local law enforcement jurisdiction, or Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers.

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