Woman hit by car, killed in Lafayette County

Published: Friday, August 16, 2013 at 1:02 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, August 16, 2013 at 1:02 p.m.

A Branford woman was killed early Friday morning when she was run over by a motorist on Lafayette County Road 348.

Wendy Ann Howard, 50, was killed, according to a Florida Highway Patrol media release.

The accident happened about 1:45 a.m. north of State Road 480.

According to a witness, Howard was lying in the road and was struck by a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by Katie Lynn Turner, 23, of Cross City, FHP reported.

Turner was unable to avoid hitting Howard, who died at the scene. Sgt. Tracy Pace said it has not been determined why Howard was in the road but added that toxicology tests are being done.

- Cindy Swirko

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