One Dead, Good Samaritan Injured Near Lakeland Two Drivers On The Run

Lakeland, Fla. (970 WFLA)-Polk County Deputies are searching for two drivers who left the scene after hitting and killing a woman on a motor scooter and injuring the good Samaritan who came to her aid. 

The sheriffs office says around 2:20 Thursday morning, the  woman on the scooter was heading north on Galloway Road when  she was hit by a car near Kathleen Road.  

The motorist didn't stop, but 20 year old Kalen Lawson of Fort Hood, Texas stopped to help the injured woman.    As he was providing first aid, the sheriff's office says, a pick up truck  hit Lawson and the scooter victim.  

Lawson suffered a serious leg injury, he's at Lakeland Regional, and is  expected to recover, but the original unidentified female victim died at the scene.   

The sheriffs office says the second vehicle is believed to be a white or light colored Ford F-150.  

Anyone who may have seen the crash or the car and/or the  truck involved to please  contact the Polk County Sheriffs Office at  863-298-6200 .  

Photo credit:Polk County Sheriff's Office


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