Victim identified in Lehigh hit-and-run

Lee Herald Favicon 16Lee County Sheriff’s Deputies have identified the victim in a Lehigh Acres hit-and-run crash over the weekend.

Sometime late Saturday, or early Sunday morning, deputies believe that Akeera Shanks, 29, was struck and killed by a vehicle near the intersection of 40th Street SW and Rena Avenue South. Shanks’ body was discovered lying in the road Sunday afternoon by a passerby.

Deputies believe that they are searching for a vehicle with front-end damage, and are asking the public who may have seen such a vehicle in that area to contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers. Tips are kept anonymous and information which leads to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward.

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