Pittsburgh Native Killed In Hit & Run Accident In Florida
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — For Angel Larouge, who left Pittsburgh for South Florida a year ago, the move held promise.
She was hoping to continue her work there as a mental health counselor.
But a week ago Monday, as the 47-year-old woman was crossing a state road in Hollywood, Fla., she was struck not once, but twice while walking on a green light, according to police.
Neither driver stopped.
Larouge had been trying to get to a bus stop.
Suffering mortal injuries, Larouge died the next day.
“Pretty rotten,” says Oman Perez, a witness. “Especially, you know, that you hit a human being.”
Surveillance video caught a Ford Expedition that allegedly struck Larouge first.
A Hyundai Elantra is the car that police say hit her while she was lying in the road.
Police believe a Mobil Gas Station security camera shows the driver of the SUV pull up to a pump, look back at the accident and then he leaves.
A short time later, he comes back, but seeing paramedics and police at the scene, he takes off again.
Much of Larouge’s large family still lives in the Brentwood, Baldwin and Whitehall areas.
They prefer not to comment on her death at this time.
A memorial service is planned for next week.