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Unsolved Hit-and-Run Fatalities

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The PCSO Traffic Homicide Investigations Unit is dedicated to solving the hit-and-run crashes that occurred in unincorporated Polk County, many of which resulted in fatalities.

Can you help? Click the links below to view information about unsolved fatal hit-and-run cases. Photos are included if available. If you have any information concerning an unsolved fatal hit-and-run, please contact the PCSO Traffic Unit at 863-668-3100. 

Or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a $3,000 CASH REWARD contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Anonymity is guaranteed!

Fatal Hit-and-Run Crashes

Kenneth Williams, hit in north Lakeland on Friday, September 10, 2021
Hector Chaves, killed in Auburndale on August 9, 2014
Scott Andrew Matthies, killed in Davenport on Saturday, May 30, 2020
Larry Robinson, killed on US Hwy 98 in Bartow, on June 5, 2020
Pedro Ramirez, hit and killed in Lakeland on Saturday, December 10, 2022
Osbaldo Cuz-Xol, hit and killed on I-4 on Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Roy Newton, hit on Carl Floyd Rd in Winter Haven, Thanksgiving Day, 2021
Kara Hanvey, killed in Lakeland on Sunday, June 16, 2019
Ramond Johnson, killed in Lake Wales on May 6, 2019
Barry Powell, killed in Bartow on November 26, 2017
Jillian Braddock, killed in Lakeland on August 9, 2014
Leonard Wimberly, killed in Lake Wales on October 28, 2017
Antonio Smiley, hit in Lakeland on December 5, 2021
Valrico man hit on May 17, 2023 - died a day later
Winter Haven man killed on April 22, 2023
Lakeland pedestrian hit and killed in Lake Wales on December 15, 2022