Brittany Lynn Hoatlin, 26, of Glen St. Mary was struck and killed by what witnesses said was a semi-truck at 8:34 p.m. Sunday night on U.S. 1 in Nassau County.
The victim was standing in the outside travel lane just south of M. Sikes Road at the front left corner of a crashed vehicle she was a passenger in, in the southbound travel lane, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
That’s when an unidentified orange tractor with a white trailer was heading south on U.S. 1 swerved to avoid the crashed vehicle and hit Ms. Hoatlin.
Witnesses said the tractor trailer stopped several hundred feet away and the driver exited the truck and started approaching the crashed vehicle, but turned back and drove away, FHP reported.
Authorities are still searching for the tractor trailer, according to the report, released at 4:20 this afternoon.