Woman found dead after being hit by multiple cars on I-4 near downtown Orlando

A woman was found dead Thursday evening after being hit by multiple vehicles on Interstate 4 near downtown Orlando, causing eastbound lanes to be closed for more than 12 hours.


Police said several people called 911 at about 11:30 p.m. to report that vehicles were hitting a body in the eastbound lanes of I-4 near the South Orange Blossom Trail exit.

Investigators said they discovered the body of Teqilla Shepherd, 39, and her damaged vehicle on the exit ramp.

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“At this time, we have more questions than answers,” a police spokesman said.

Police ask that anyone who drove through the area with a dashcam or anyone who might know of whom Shepherd was with before she died to call them or Crimeline at 800-423-8477.

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