Fight Preceded I-95 Hit-and-Run Death of 22-Year-Old | News
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 22-year-old woman has died after she was hit on I-95, police said.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, 22-year-old Nicole Follmer, of Jacksonville, was found dead Monday night in the emergency lane of Interstate 95 northbound.
Follmer was involved in a "altercation" or fight around 5 p.m. in the parking lot area of the Chili's restaurant and Walgreens off the Old St. Augustine Road interstate exit, said FHP Lt. Bill Leeper.
Jacksonville Fire and Rescue was called to take her to Baptist South, but Follmer left the hospital through a back door without being discharged, said Leeper.
At 8:25 p.m., an officer was making a u-turn on I-95 just south of the Old St. Augustine Road overpass and found a woman's body against the guardrail in the emergency lane, Leeper said.
It was Follmer and she had died.
Follmer apparently was on foot when she died. There is no description of the vehicle that hit her.
Follmer's father, John Follmer told First Coast News that Nicole was out with friends Monday. He did not know why she was walking across the interstate.
Mr. Follmer described his daughter as kind hearted Jaguars fan. He said she wanted to pursue counseling as a career.
He's asking anyone who saw anything Monday night that could help solve to case to call authorities.
Officials are looking for any information about the vehicle and driver who hit her. Call (904) 695-4000.