BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A 48-year-old woman accused in a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist was found after a witness followed her vehicle and called 911, troopers say.
- Lisa Mari Ekstrom charged with leaving scene of deadly crash
- Bicyclist Bobby Gene Griffis of Merritt Island struck, killed
- Troopers: Witness followed woman's car, called 911
The crash happened just after 10 p.m. Saturday, according to a Florida Highway Patrol crash report.
Troopers say Lisa Mari Ekstrom, of Merritt Island, was in a 2010 Hyundai Elantra going southbound on U.S. 1 approaching High Point Drive when her car struck Bobby Gene Griffis, a 47-year-old Merritt Island resident, on a bicycle.
Investigators said he didn't have any head- or taillights and wasn't wearing a helmet.
The Elantra kept going. But a witness followed the Elantra and called 911, troopers say. Brevard County Sheriff's deputy pulled over the car as it left a gas station.
Griffis was taken to Rockledge Regional Medical Center, where he died.
Ekstrom was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal crash, a felony, and is being held in the Brevard County jail on $15,000 bond. She's due to make an initial court appearance Monday.