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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL (WFLA) – HIllsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for a female who was driving a stolen car and crashed into another vehicle Friday, killing the driver, 83-year-old Lawrence Lockhart Jr. The suspect then ran from the scene.
The crash happened at Sheldon Road and Wood Lake Boulevard on Friday night. Lockhart, from Tampa, was driving a 2006 Mercury Mystic, crossing Sheldon Road, deputies said. The driver’s side of his vehicle was struck by a southbound 2015 Cadillac, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Lockhard died at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Surveillance video from a nearby gas station captured the suspect as she was running away from the scene. She has been described as a white female, who is 5’6″ and weighs 140 pounds. She has long reddish-brown hair. She went to the Radiant convenience store and obtained a ride, deputies said.
If you have information about the accident or the female driver, contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200. Or, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477 to be eligible for a reward.