Mother killed by hit-and-run driver in parking lot

Investigators are still searching for the driver who hit and killed a mother of two young children in the parking lot of Winn-Dixie in Immokalee and then fled the scene.

Mother killed in hit-and-run in ImmokaleeCrystal Olvera, in her early 20s, went to the store to get milk for her children — an infant and a toddler on Sunday night. She was hit by an SUV. Witnesses say the driver of the SUV backed up after hitting her and then drove around the scene, according to nbc-2.com.

The vehicle is a dark-colored 1992-1999 Chevrolet Tahoe or GMC Yukon. Anyone with information should call the Florida Highway Patrol at 239-344-1730.

A trip to the grocery store turned tragic for this young mother of two. The incident leaves two kids without a mother, and other family members without their loved one. Now, family members want to know who is responsible.

Parking lots are dangerous areas. There’s often a lot of congestion and lots of obstacles, pedestrians and vehicles to watch out for. With Black Friday and Christmas shopping around the corner, parking lots are going to be even more dangerous. There are some parking lot safety tips that can help keep you and others safer.

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