Fort Myers Beach woman faces hit-and-run charges after crash seriously injures pedestrian

FHP troopers said the driver of the SUV involved briefly spoke with the…

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Michael Braun
 
| Fort Myers News-Press

A Fort Myers Beach woman is facing three charges including multiple counts of hit-and-run after her suspected involvement in a crash Monday morning.

A report from the Florida Highway Patrol did not name the driver of the hit-and-run vehicle, an SUV, listing them only as a 33-year-old female from Fort Myers Beach.  Troopers do not name those involved in crashes, citing Marsy’s Law.

However, Sarah Jean Mayher, 33, of Fort Myers Beach, was listed on the Lee County Sheriff’s Office website as arrested Monday on multiple hit-and-run charges by troopers.

Mayher remained in Lee County Jail on Monday night with no bond set on charges of hit-and-run involving serious bodily injury, hit-and-run involving property damage and possession of drug equipment. She will be arraigned March 22.

The vehicle described as the hit-and-run SUV was being driven north on San Carlos Boulevard in the left turn lane, approaching Kelly Road shortly before 8 a.m.

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A second vehicle, a sedan driven by a 26-year-old Cape Coral man, was

being driven south on San Carlos.

There was also a 55-year-old male pedestrian from Fort Myers standing on the sidewalk on the southwest corner of the intersection.

Troopers said the SUV attempted a left turn in front of the approaching sedan and the SUV hit the left front of sedan.

This impact deflected the sedan onto the southwest shoulder and sidewalk, striking the pedestrian.

Troopers said the driver of the SUV briefly spoke with the pedestrian, grabbed her vehicle’s left front fender off the roadway and fled.

The pedestrian was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers and listed in serious condition.

The SUV was later found and impounded 1/4 mile from the scene on Majestic Palms Boulevard.

The SUV’s driver was also found near Majestic Palms and arrested.

The driver of the sedan suffered minor injury.

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