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Jessica Enchautegui-Otero, 33, killed and Deputy Sheriff Adam Pennell, 25, injured by hit-and-run driver on State Road 60 in Lake Wales, Florida

Modified Date: 
Sat, 12/09/2017 - 1:59pm
Accident Date: 
Saturday, October 29, 2016

Woman killed, deputy injured in Polk County hit-and-run, FHP says

As Pennell called EMS to the scene to treat Enchautegui-Otero, an unknown vehicle entered the median and hit both of them before fleeing the scene.

Deputy Pennell has broken arms, ribs and pelvis after hit-and-run

Judd said his agency was working with Crime Stoppers to increase the reward in the case from $3,000 to $10,000.

Family makes plea for help finding hit-and-run driver who killed Tampa mother of 2

“Just come out and say it just for peace of mind. And I hope that God will forgive you,” said Maria Enchautegui, Jessica’s mom.

There is a $10,000 reward for any information that would lead to the driver’s arrest.

Tip leads to arrest in Polk hit & run that injured deputy, killed woman

Thursday afternoon Polk County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that an arrest had been made in the case thanks to an anonymous Heartland Crime Stoppers tip.

Arrest Made Crash That Killed Tampa Woman, Hurt Polk Deputy

Deputies say Lewis "made a full confession." According to the email, he had been at a party on Oct. 28, drank beer and drove home.

Deputies: Polk driver knew he was involved in hit-and-run, but didn’t come forward

“He told them he knew he hit something but didn’t know what he hit. He expressed remorse at killing Jessica Enchautegui-Otero and injuring Polk County Deputy Adam Pennell,” a sheriff’s office spokesperson said.

Hit and Run
People Involved: 
Jessica Enchautegui-Otero
Adam Pennell
State Road 60

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