Tarpon Springs, Fla. – Tarpon Springs Police are looking for the hit-and-run driver who left a woman dead early Friday morning.

What You Need To Know

  • Police seek driver in Tarpon Springs hit-and-run

  • Terry Bruillard was riding her bike when she was hit

  • Another driver followed the vehicle and got a description

Terry Bruillard, 59, was riding her bicycle near the intersection of Pinellas Avenue and White Dove around 5 a.m. when police say a driver fatally struck her and kept on going.

Another driver followed the vehicle and got a description which was then given to authorities.

Friends of the victim say she was a loving woman who always had a smile on her face. 

“She was a loving soul,” said Xanthi Zembillas, a friend and former coworker. “She connected with everyone. She made everybody laugh. I’d just seen her riding her bike just last week.”

Another friend who saw the aftermath of the fatal accident didn’t realize it was Bruillard.

“I actually was stopped this morning on the way to work,” Heather Barlow said. “I couldn’t get through and we saw the accident but had no idea it was my friend. I hope the person who did this does the right thing and turns himself in.”

The vehicle is believed to be a light-colored four-door Honda or Hyundai sedan. 

Anyone with information on this fatal hit-and-run, is asked to call Tarpon Springs Police.