Destin Hit and Run Driver Comes Forward

A Destin woman has surrendered to Okaloosa County sheriff’s deputies as the hit and run driver who killed a 36-year-old construction worker from Brazil early this past week.

Forty-one-year-old Lori R. West of 28 Osage Court had her attorney, Drew Pinkerton, contact authorities to report her involvement in the death.

Thirty-six-year-old Elcio Nasareno Pimentel was hit and killed while riding his bicycle on Destin Airport Road Wednesday night.

Investigators say West told them she kept driving after she hit the man because she panicked

West is free on $25,000 bond on charges of leaving the scene of an accident with a death.