A FLORIDA woman was cut in half after being struck by a sedan in a hit-and-run early Sunday morning that added to an overwhelming pattern of Easter weekend violence.
A pickup truck later disrupted the investigation into the 49-year-old woman’s death by driving into the crime scene, running over part of her body and nearly hitting two cops, police say.
One woman was killed in a series of destructive events early Sunday morningCredit: Florida Highway Patrol
Andrew Thomas Krummen was caught after a 10-minute chaseCredit: Handout
Florida Highway Patrol troopers responded around 3.30am on Easter Sunday to the crash, where the woman had been struck by a white or silver sedan as she walked along a grassy roadside shoulder in Dade City.
The sedan driver had veered off the road and hit a traffic sign while getting back on the highway for a brief moment before driving off the road again and running over the woman’s body — resulting in her being fatally severed in half, police say.
Over an hour after the hit-and-run, police at the scene saw a pickup truck headed toward the crash scene at high speed. The driver ignored police orders to stop the car.
The truck driver drove onto the scene, which further damaged the woman’s body and nearly hit two deputies.
The truck didn’t stop, leading to a high-speed chase that lasted about 10 minutes before police caught the driver.
Andrew Thomas Krummen, 23, was arrested and is now detained in the Pasco County jail.
Krummen faces charges of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle upon a law enforcement officer, reckless driving, DUI, fleeing and eluding, destruction of evidence, and driving while his license was revoked, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Police also said Krummen was charged with false imprisonment, as he had two passengers who were with him in the vehicle and tried to leave while flagging down officers.
Police are still investigating the initial hit-and-run, and no suspect has been identified.
The tragic scene was just one of many over the weekend, as the Easter holiday descended into violence across the country with many deadly attacks and three mass shootings.
Around 100 people were injured in the carnage and at least 10 killed – with South Carolina hit by two major attacks.
Police are still investigating the initial hit-and-runCredit: Florida Highway Patrol
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