Police say a driver who crashed and escaped was killed in an encounter after the Orange City crash

Police say a driver who crashed and escaped was killed in an encounter after the Orange City crash


Orange City, Florida. A woman police say was responsible for a hit-and-run collision was killed in a road confrontation in Orange City, according to a press release.

Investigators said Saturday’s shooting occurred near 1052 E.

According to Orange City police, prior to the shooting, Morales was driving a blue Kia when she intentionally hit a motorcyclist in Building 1400 of N. Volusia Street, also known as US 17-92, and then drove off.

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Listen to the call to 911 after the crash in the media player below:

Police said the motorcyclist and other witnesses to the crash followed Morales to the intersection of U.S. Route 17-92 and Wisconsin Avenue and told her to stop and that law enforcement officers were on the way.

Officers said Morales then turned onto East Wisconsin Avenue, eventually stopping at 1052 E. Wisconsin Ave. Investigators said the motorcyclist and witnesses followed her home and tried to alert law enforcement to her whereabouts.

Police said Morales entered the house as soon as they stopped and returned shortly thereafter with a gun.

A confrontation occurred on the road, with Morales aiming the rifle at the motorcyclist, according to the press release. Records show that the motorcyclist, who has a valid permit for concealed weapons in Florida, pulled out his handgun and shot Morales multiple times, according to police. Investigators said Morales was injured and taken to hospital, but did not survive.

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Officers said the driver remained at the scene and was cooperating with investigators. Police said they found Morales’ gun.

Listen to the call to 911 that preceded the fatal shooting in the media player below (Warning: the content is harsh and may be annoying):

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Orange City Police Detectives at 386-775-9999.

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