(KTLA) – A pregnant woman has been shot and killed in a road rage incident that stems from a weekend hit-and-run crash on a Florida street, police said Monday.
The incident occurred after a 40-year-old motorcyclist was struck by a Kia in Orange City on Saturday night, according to local authorities.
Orange City Police Department officials alleged that Sara Morales, 35, “intentionally hit” Andrew Derr and then ran away.
Derr was not injured and remained on the motorcycle. He and witnesses tried to get Morales arrested. She refused to stop and they followed her in an attempt to identify her, according to a police press release.
Morales went to her home and called 911. She allegedly grabbed a gun from the house and returned outside to confront Derr and the witnesses, the statement said.
Derr had a handgun with him, and he drew the gun and opened fire on Morales, repeatedly hitting her, according to police, who said Derr had a valid Florida license to carry a concealed weapon. .
Morales was rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Local television station WOFL reported that Morales worked for the Volusia County Library System and was four to five months pregnant with her second child.
Derr remained at the scene until police arrived, and is cooperating with investigators, police said.
A handgun belonging to Morales was found at the scene.
The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been laid immediately, according to police.