Man Arrested For Fatal Hit And Run Of 14-Year-Old Girl

A man in Orange City hit and killed a 14-year-old girl early Tuesday on a highway and then left the scene, police say.

The teen was struck around 2 a.m. and her body was found soon after next to a skateboard. 

Officers performed CPR on the girl, but firefighters pronounced her dead at the scene. 

Investigators say they got a call about 15 minutes later from 30-year-old Walter Gunther, who said his van may have hit an animal in the road. He was arrested after being interviewed at police headquarters.

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Gunther is charged with leaving the scene of a deadly accident and driving with a suspended license.

The girl's name hasn't been released at this time. 

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