A DESTIN WOMAN IS BEING CHARGED IN A DEADLY HIT AND RUN THAT HAPPENED EARLIER THIS WEEK.
41-YEAR OLD LORY WEST CONTACTED THE OKALOOSA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE THURSDAY AND SAID SHE'S THE DRIVER WHO HIT AND KILLED THE BICYCLIST ON AIRPORT ROAD.
AUTHORITIES NOW BELIEVE SHE STRUCK THE RIDER, 36 YEAR OLD ELCIO PIMENTEL, WITH HER PICK-UP TRUCK THEN CONTINUED DRIVING EASTBOUND ON AIRPORT ROAD.
THEY SAY SHE KEPT DRIVING BECAUSE SHE PANICKED.
THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING AND WEST IS NOW CHARGED WITH LEAVING THE SCENE OF A CRASH INVOLVING DEATH.
SHE IS CURRENTLY FREE ON A $25,000 BOND.
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