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.
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.
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.