In a tragic incident that has shaken the community, a 15-year-old boy lost his life in a heart-wrenching hit-and-run accident in LaBelle. The incident unfolded on the night of Thursday, leaving the residents of Hendry County in shock and grief.

15-Year-Old Teen Fatally Struck in LaBelle Hit-and-Run
15-Year-Old Teen Fatally Struck in LaBelle Hit-and-Run

The Hit-and-Run

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the unidentified driver of a white SUV struck the 15-year-old victim and callously fled the scene, leaving the young boy to succumb to his injuries on Case Road, east of State Road 29.

Community in Mourning

The news of this hit-and-run has left the community of LaBelle in mourning and disbelief. The victim, whose identity is being withheld at this time, was described as a vibrant and promising young individual by neighbors and friends. The tragedy has cast a dark cloud over LaBelle and serves as a stark reminder of the importance of road safety and responsibility.

Seeking Justice

Law enforcement agencies are working tirelessly to bring the perpetrator to justice. The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, in collaboration with the Florida Highway Patrol, has launched an investigation into the hit-and-run incident. They are urging anyone with information to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation.

Community Cooperation

If you have any information regarding this tragic incident, please do not hesitate to contact the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477. You can also submit tips online at or through the P3 Tips mobile app. Every piece of information, no matter how small, can be crucial in solving this case and ensuring that justice is served.


As the investigation unfolds, the community of LaBelle is united in their grief and their determination to see justice served for the young life tragically lost in this hit-and-run incident. The thoughts and prayers of the entire community go out to the family of the victim during this incredibly difficult time.

In these moments of tragedy, we are reminded of the importance of responsible driving and looking out for one another on the road. Let this incident serve as a wake-up call for us all, emphasizing the need for vigilance and accountability behind the wheel. Together, we can ensure that such heart-wrenching incidents become a thing of the past, and our roads become safer for everyone.

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