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Authorities look for hit and run driver

Highlands Today staff report

SEBRING - A 15-year-old girl was in stable condition Thursday after being hit by a truck while she was walking on Valerie Boulevard Wednesday evening around 8:31 p.m., according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release.

Jasmin Dorsett was taken to Florida Hospital and later transferred in stable condition to Tampa General Hospital, said Cathy Albritton, director of public relations for Florida Hospital.

The Florida Highway Patrol press release said Dorsett was walking southeast on Valerie Boulevard, east of Bream Avenue, when a dark truck hit her, throwing her onto the south shoulder of the road.

The vehicle was last seen traveling southeast on Valerie Boulevard, the press release said.