Woman fatally struck by car while walking along interstate
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was struck and killed by a car after exiting a vehicle on a Florida interstate.
The Ledger reports that a car hit 35-year-old Jade Marie Hicks on a Polk County stretch of Interstate 4 early Thursday morning.
Florida Highway Patrol says Hicks had been riding in her boyfriend’s truck when the couple got into an argument. The boyfriend pulled over, and the two got out and began to talk down the side of the highway.
Troopers say Hicks entered the roadway at some point, and a westbound car hit her. She died at the scene.
The car’s driver wasn’t cited.