ORLANDO, Fla. – In a tragic twist of events, a motorcyclist was injured in a hit-and-run accident and then struck again and killed, along with a good Samaritan who was attempting to help, only moments later.
Both the motorcyclist and the traveler who stopped to help were killed when the second car crossed the median and struck them both. The accident took place near the Orlando Sanford International Airport at the intersection of Summerlin Avenue and State Road 46, near the Wynwood neighborhood on Monday afternoon, March 29, 2021.
The motorcyclist was 46 years old Vincent Russo. The good Samaritan was Jenica Campbell. She was has made her way towards Russo on foot, and decided to help him in any way she could. It was then that second car, traveling west, drove over the median, striking and killing both people, according to the Sanford Police Department.
The second car then fled the scene, driving into the airport, where police were able to stop and apprehend them. The driver of the second car is Michael Kraft who is currently in police custody.
Although the second car was an attempted hit-and-run that was foiled, the first car also left the scene and has not been found. Investigators are currently looking for any information that will lead to the capture and arrest of the driver of the first vehicle.
“In a few short minutes two people’s lives were tragically taken,” Sanford police chief Cecil Smith said. “For a good-hearted individual, who was doing the right thing and helping a person desperately in need, to have been struck down in such a horrific way is heartbreaking. Someone saw what occurred. I encourage them to do as this Good Samaritan would have done and come forward for both of these victims and their families.”
Those close to Jenica Campbell have talked about her incredible character. She was a mother of four and an active member of the community. You can donate to her GoFundMe page here.
Our hearts and souls go out to the Campbell and Russo family. If you have any information that could lead to the arrest or capture of the driver of the first vehicle contact Orlando police on their non-emergency number here: (407) 688-5070.
If you or a loved one were injured in a collision or hit-and-run, contact our Orlando car accident lawyers as soon as possible. Don’t let negligence and reckless behavior go unpunished.