Pedestrian struck, killed near mall
A pedestrian was killed Sunday night when she was hit by an SUV as she was trying to cross U.S. Highway 441 near the Lake Square Mall in Leesburg, police said Monday. The victim was identified as Lisa Grantham, 43, of Tavares. She walked into the path of a 2004 Toyota Highlander driven by Emmanuel ClaudioVargas, 36, of Leesburg about 10 p.m., according to Leesburg Police Lt. Joe Iozzi. The mall was closed at the time. The crash shut down northbound lanes of the U.S. 441 for four hours. Police are still investigating the crash. Anyone with information is asked to call the traffic unit at 352-787-2121.