Woman struck, killed by car in hit-and-run after leaving work



ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run late Sunday night, Orange County investigators said.

The incident happened at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday at East Landstreet Road and Orange Avenue.

State troopers said 36-year-old Laura Ann Miller died after she was hit by a vehicle, and then fled from the scene.

Investigators said the crash remains under investigation and they do not have any witnesses, a description of the vehicle involved, or surveillance video.

Those who knew her best said Miller was the kind of person who would do anything, for anybody.

"She was outgoing, always had a smile," said Paul Crouse, Miller's boss.

She was a mother of three children and spent the better part of the last 20 years working at Crouse's restaurant.

Crouse said the staff was like a family and Miller was like his own granddaughter..

"It'll be rough. It'll be rough. I really, really, really miss her," Crouse said.

Crouse fought back tears Monday as he spoke about the last moments he saw her alive Sunday night walking down Orange Avenue after her shift.

He said Miller was waiting for a ride but apparently gave up and starting walking.

"I told her she could wait inside if she wanted to," Crouse said.

Those who cared about her are hoping someone comes forward to help find the person who hit her and left her to die.

"That's terrible. (I) just can't imagine someone doing that," Crouse said.