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Aside arrow VCSO Seeks Driver in Deltona Hit Run Crash; Teen Seriously Injured
February 2, 2018 11:33 am

Laura Williams
Office of Public Affairs & Media Relations


A Deltona teenager walking home from school Thursday was struck by a car and seriously injured. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene. We need the public’s help to find the driver and vehicle in this hit-and-run crash.

The victim, a 15-year-old student at Pine Ridge High School, was trying to cross Fort Smith Boulevard near the intersection of Rookery Avenue at 3:10 p.m.

Amber Gonzalez told rescuers that she looked both ways before trying to cross Fort Smith. When she had crossed a quarter of the way, the car appeared and she tried to avoid being hit but was struck by the vehicle.  She was airlifted by the Sheriff’s Office’s Air 1 helicopter to Central Florida Regional hospital with injuries considered non-life-threatening. Later she was transferred to Arnold Palmer Hospital to have reconstructive surgery due to facial injuries.

The suspect vehicle is described as a light colored early 80s two-door Chevy Monte Carlo or Oldsmobile Cutlass with a dark roof. Anyone with information about this crash or the driver is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (386) 248-1777.  Or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-888-277-8477 (TIPS). You could be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.


Volusia County Sheriff's Office

Administrative offices: West Volusia 386-736-5961 Daytona Beach 386-254-4689 New Smyrna Beach 386-423-3352

Non-emergency dispatch numbers: DeLand 386-943-8276 Daytona Beach 386-239-8276 New Smyrna Beach 386-409-8276 Osteen 407-323-0151

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