[PHOTO CREDIT: Lake County Sheriff’s Office]
[Original Publish Date: 05/27/21]
LEESBURG, Florida — One man is dead and one man is in jail, following a fatal hit-and-run crash in Leesburg Wednesday night, according to Leesburg Police Department.
Around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, LPD located a blue 2005 Suzuki motorcycle crashed on Montclair Road near the intersection of Lone Oak Drive. The motorcycle rider, Joseph McMurrey, 47, of Fort Walton Beach was killed and the investigation revealed he was a victim of a hit-and-run, LPD Capt. Joe Iozzi said in a press release.
Patrol officers located the suspected vehicle, a white 2015 Honda Accord, at a nearby apartment complex. Pierre Jonathan Lambaren Resendez, 35, of Leesburg was arrested for vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of a crash with death and driving on a suspended license with death. He is being held in the Lake County Jail on $60,000 bond.
LPD is asking witnesses to come forward and residents and business owners to check their surveillance cameras. If you have information on Wednesday’s crash, call LPD Traffic Unit at 352-728-9860, extension 3838
Our Editor-in-Chief, Marilyn M. Aciego, began writing for Lake Legal News in 2010. Born and raised in Lake County, she is a graduate of Umatilla High School and Lake-Sumter State College. She started her journalism career at LSSC, where she was editor of both student publications, The Angler and The Odyssey. Her professional career began at the Daily Commercial in 2004 where she covered cops and courts the majority of her time there until she left in 2009. Currently, along with being Editor-in-Chief of Lake Legal News, she is the Florida bureau chief for an international media organization. She has made more than two dozen appearances on live national television, including Nancy Grace and the Greta Van Susteren show, along with her appearance on Evil Twins. Contact her with breaking news, tips, and feedback by sending an e-mail to 352Tips@gmail.com. You can also contact us on our Facebook page — and make sure you “Like” and “Follow us” there. [PHOTO CREDIT: Bonnie Whicher]