Disney Cast Member Killed In Hit And Run Accident

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  1. Wendy

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    A Cast Member at Walt Disney World was identified today as the pedestrian killed in a hit-and-run crash near theme-park property.

    Liu Ye, 22 from China, was a participant in Disney's International College Program, which brings students from around the world to work in the Walt Disney World theme parks.

    Disney spokesman Bryan Malenius confirmed she worked in attractions at the Magic Kingdom.

    "We are deeply saddened by the loss of our fellow Cast Member Liu Ye," Malenius said. "Our hearts go out to Ye's loved ones and we will continue to provide support to her family and co-workers."

    The driver accused of running a red light and fatally striking Ye with a car was arrested Wednesday.

    Jennifer Toth, 43, of San Jose, Calif., was charged with leaving the scene of a crash with a death, said FHP Sgt. Kim Montes.

    The woman, who was staying at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando, was booked into the Orange County Jail on a $20,000 bond, records show.

    Though troopers suspect alcohol could have played a role in the accident, Toth showed no signs of being under the influence when they made contact with her Wednesday. She made bond on Thursday.




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    such sad news :(
     
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    Such a sad thing to have happen.
     
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    Oh dear, that's sad news.
     
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    Oh thats really sad :(
     
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    Absolutely disgusting to hit and run.... the Waldorf Astoria shows you can't buy class :(
     
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    that's horrible.

    My heart goes out to her family.
     
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    I cannot imagine how devastated the family must be. Just too incredibly heartbreaking. :(
     
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    The particular intersection is known amongst cp's to be a dangerous crossing, especially for those without knowledge of the American traffic system. It was outside Vista Way where I lived

    Sad loss :(
     
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    All the off property intersections around Disney are dangerous. Florida in general is not set up for the pedestrian but especially not in the greater Orlando area.
     
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    The Tampa/Clearwater area is the same. As you mentioned, Florida is not a walk friendly state, which is seems odd given the weather. I use to tell my family that this horrible situation could be a real possibility down there. :sorry:
     

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