The mother of a woman killed in a hit-and-run accident in Orlando asks for help finding a driver
Orlando, Florida. — The Orlando Police Department provided new details Friday of a fatal getaway that killed a 24-year-old woman in downtown Orlando earlier this month.
Police held a news briefing to discuss the search for the driver who injured and killed Lorraine Winston at the intersection of East Washington Street and North Magnolia Street around 1 a.m. on November 6.
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“We need your help to get justice for Lauren,” said Detective Jon Keefe of the Orlando Police Road Accident Crime Unit.
According to investigators, the accident involved a black 2015 Dodge Challenger with Florida B-4-MSF markings.
“It looks like it had a badge on it. It’s like an SRT or Hellcat, and it’s an expensive two-door,” Keefe said.
In addition to the update from the police, Sherry Winston, the victim’s mother, also spoke about her adopted daughter in South Florida.
“I just want people to know that tomorrow will be the 21st anniversary of our adoption being confirmed, and I planned to write something in my blog post to celebrate the adoption act,” Sherry Winston said. “And here we are on Adoption Month, a day of anniversaries, and instead of celebrating her life, I am making pleas to anyone who was in the area on the night of the accident for their opinion.”
During Friday’s press conference, Sherry Winston spoke to the driver responsible for the fatal crash.
“My message to the chauffeur and the people who might harbor the chauffeur is to look at me. I’m not rich, you know. I’m not rich. I’m not important – except that I matter. I’m human. And Lauren – she wasn’t a model. She wasn’t Insta-popular. She said:” She was a person, she took a good person and you have to be responsible.”
Investigators recently announced that they had offered up to $5,000 to anyone who could help them identify the driver.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477.
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