89-Year-Old Florida Woman Arrested In Hit-And-Run Crash That Injured Two Bicyclists

An 89-year-old Florida woman has been arrested in a hit-and-run crash that injured two bicyclists in The Villages.

Marilyn Jean Hamilton has been arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol in the Oct. 30 hit-and-run crash that left 60-year-old Jessica Laube of the Village of Dunedin with a serious head injury. Her husband, 68-year-old Robert Hunter had been riding with her on Morse Boulevard and also was struck by Hamilton’s white Mercedes.

Hamilton reportedly got out of the car, saw the crumpled cyclists on the roadway, got back in the Mercedes and drove away, according to witnesses and the FHP. The Mercedes had damage to the front and windshield.   

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz, was located at a repair facility in Gainesville, according to FHP.

Hamilton, a resident of the Village of Fernandina, is facing two counts of leaving the scene of a crash with injury. She was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center and released after posting $10,000 bond.

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