A hit-and-run driver killed a Keys woman cycling home from work in Sunday’s first minutes, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
Nehama Rena Mondzioch’s body was found at the side of the road by a passing sheriff’s road patrol sergeant around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Mondzioch, 43, was found at the 26.5 mile marker on U.S. 1, not far from where she had finished her shift at Ramrod Key’s Boondock’s Restaurant at 11:29 p.m. Saturday.
Florida Highway Patrol Cpl. David Riso told the sheriff’s office that Mondzioch was riding her bike south in the highway’s northbound bike lane. A northbound vehicle hit the woman, who used to live in Hollywood.
On Monday, police released new information based on a witness interview: The vehicle that struck the woman is a GM Brand 2500 series, dark blue, almost black in color. The driver is a white male, in his late 20s to early 30s.
The truck should have heavy front-end damage on the passenger side, damage that might include a broken headlight.
Earlier this year in Broward, a waitress bicycling home from a late-night shift in Sunrise was struck by a hit-and-run driver.