Woman struck, killed in crosswalk at Weeki Wachee Winn Dixie

WEEKI WACHEE, Fla. (WFLA) – A 67-year-old woman was struck and killed Tuesday outside the Winn Dixie in Weeki Wachee in Hernando County.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Maria Resendes Pavao was walking in the crosswalk in the parking lot when she was struck by a SUV.

A FHP spokesman said that the driver of the 2016 Ford Escape was traveling eastbound on Commercial Way and turned right without seeing Pavao and hit her.

Pavao was taken to Bayonet Point Hospital where she died.

Charges against the driver are pending.

“We’re tremendously sorry to hear about this tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to this customer’s family and friends during this difficult time. We are fully cooperating with local law enforcement on this active investigation and we defer to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office for further updates.” – Keith Newberry, Winn-Dixie District Manager.



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