48-year-old Ocala woman dies after being struck by vehicle in Marion County

A 48-year-old Ocala woman was killed Sunday night in Marion County when she was struck by a vehicle on NW Gainesville Road.

Carmen I. Carrasquillo was pronounced dead after being hit by a 2015 Nissan Altima driven by 20-year-old Di’Jaun Lamar Grimsley, of Ocala. Carrasquillo had been walking in or near the northbound travel lane of NW Gainesville Road, just north of NW 37th Street, when the incident happened at about 7:20 p.m. Grimsley also had been traveling northbound, a Florida Highway Patrol report states.

It’s unknown if Grimsley, who wasn’t injured, was wearing a seatbelt. The FHP investigator determined that alcohol wasn’t a factor in the crash. Any possible charges will be determined once the investigation is completed, the FHP report says.