Soldier from Fort Hood injured while rendering aid to woman killed in hit-and-run in FL

Posted at 11:20 AM, Aug 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-02 17:49:33-04

A soldier from Fort Hood is recovering after being injured while rendering aid to a woman who was killed in a hit-and-run driver. 

The accident happened in Lakeland, Florida on Aug. 2, just after 2 a.m. 

The Polk County Sheriff's Office said that the woman was riding her scooter when a truck hit the woman and fled the scene. 

Officials say that soldier Kalen Lawson, 20, and a friend stopped to render aid. As he was rendering aid, officials say he and the woman, identified as Kelly Black, were struck by another vehicle. Lawson was taken to a hospital with a broken leg. Black died at the scene. 

Lawson is recovering at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center. 

The Polk County Sheriff's Office arrested Corey Jones, 28, for the first hit-and-run where Black was hit. He was charged with leaving the scene of a crash with serious bodily injury and reckless driving with serious bodily injury. 

Officials are still looking for the driver of the second hit-and-run vehicle. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 863-298-6200. 

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