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13-year-old girl dies trying to cross major highway


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A teenager is dead after she tried to cross Highway 231 Halloween night.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, an SUV was driving South on Highway 231, near North East Avenue at around 7 p.m. Wednesday night. The driver said he couldn't see Skyler Lessig, 13, crossing the road so he hit her.

Troopers say she was wearing a dark colored costume. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

The crash is under investigation

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