Northeast Florida girl struck, killed by car while walking to bus stop


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MIDDLEBURG, Florida — A 14-year-old northeast Florida high school student died when a vehicle struck her as she walked to her bus stop.

The Florida Highway Patrol's Capt. Keith Gaston said the incident happened early Thursday in Fleming Island, a community south of Jacksonville and east of Middleburg.

Gaston says Gianna Asencio was walking alone when a vehicle struck her.

School officials say there was no active crossing zone or crossing guard in the area.

The Florida Times-Union ( reports a jogger witnessed the crash. Officials say one car passed Asencio and a second car hit her. A jogger witnesses the crash.

Troopers say charges are unlikely. The driver stopped and assisted in the investigation.

Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union,

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