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Arrest report sheds new light on Naples teenage suspect in hit-and-run

Snapshots of a black Ford F-150 with a broken headlight; there are photos, which show Susan Canter with severe injuries, but recovering after she was hit and left for dead in a ditch.

Timothy Canter, the husband of the victim, said his wife has been through a lot. “She was unconscious for five days,” he said. “Left in a ditch to die.” Thirty minutes after she was hit, help arrived.

A recently released arrest report stated the suspect, Louis Lacivita, 17, hit Susan and drove off to Barron Collier High School. Surveillance at the school shows the teenager pulling into the school with the damages to his Ford. Authorities took Louis’ truck into evidence a month after the incident.

But there are still questions that remain. One is whether the teenager knew he hit a person and intentionally drove off. A second is why Louis’ dad used a friend’s Amazon account to order a headlight and took it to a relative to get it fixed. A local attorney told WINK News that step could lead to an obstruction charge.

As Susan recovers, the family hopes through the court of law that the truth comes out.

“We feel bad for the other family,” Timothy said. “It’s tough, but we hope they will be able to have the strength to come through with truth and understand and justice.”

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