By: Dawn Jaglowski, Investigative Reporter
19-year-old Philip Studnicka of Homosassa, Florida was walking along the eastbound bike lane on Fort Island Trail in Crystal River around 9:30 Monday evening, March 20 when he was struck by an unknown vehicle also traveling eastbound on Fort Island Trail. The make, model, and color of the vehicle that hit Studnicka is unknown at this time, because the driver fled the scene. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the injuries to Studnicka are serious, and the public’s help is needed to solve this case. If you or someone you know has any information concerning this accident, FHP is asking you to call the agency or Crimestoppers.