Jessica Lynn Laster: Tequesta resident critically hurt in West Palm Beach hit-and-run crash

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Investigators with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's office are seeking a driver and vehicle involved in a crash that critically injured a pedestrian early Friday morning.

The incident occurred at about 3:19 a.m. near a club named Karma located at the corner of Dale Road and Military Trail.

The pedestrian, identified as Jessica Lynn Laster, 28, of Tequesta, Fla., crossed Military Trail and went to a McDonald's.  Laster then crossed Military Trail east to return to the club.

The sheriff's office said Laster was walking north on Military Trail in the center lane when she was struck by a silver Land Rover close to the center lane of northbound Military Trail.

The vehicle braked and stopped at Dale Road, paused momentarily then sped northbound on Military Trail, according to investigators.

The driver failed to stop and render aid to Laster, who was transported to Delray Medical Center and remains in critical condition.

The sheriff's office said the Land Rover will have passenger front damage, including the headlight.

Anyone with information in regards to the Land Rover or the driver should contact the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office crime stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS (8477) or Investigator K. Kloepping #3871 with the Vehicle Homicide Unit at (561)681-4500.

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