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Daytona Beach Police Department is investigating a pedestrian death on Ridgewood Ave.

Fri, Sep 24, 2021 at 2:45PM

Written by Kristen Schmutz

Belden Communications News 



The Daytona Beach Police is investigating a pedestrian-involved traffic accident where a woman died after being struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross South Ridgewood Avenue on foot.

According to a release, Officers were dispatched to the scene on South Ridgewood Avenue, near Cedar Street, just before 9:00 p.m. last night, September 23, 2021.

First responders found the woman lying on the road in the southbound lanes, and Paramedics with the Daytona Beach Fire Department (DBFD) pronounced her dead on the scene.  

A 2003 Blue Dodge Caravan, driven by a 63-year-old Daytona Beach woman, remained on scene, and the driver cooperated with detectives of the Traffic Homicide Unit. Investigators believe that the Dodge Caravan was heading south Ridgewood Avenue in the right lane when the victim stepped out in front of the van while attempting to cross U.S. 1 on foot heading west.

The Dodge Caravan was removed from the scene for further processing as part of the ongoing investigation.

The Daytona Beach Police Department has not been able to identify the victim. No identification was present while officers processed the scene for evidence, and other methods of identifying her have not been successful. All the information provided at this time is that the victim is a white female.

The Daytona Beach Police Department asks anyone who may have information on the woman who passed away to contact Investigator Ashley Rossi at (386) 671-5366 or Sergeant Lissette Deschamps at (386) 671-5367 regarding Case 210017755.


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