Police Arrest Cocoa Woman in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash on Industry Road
By Space Coast Daily // December 8, 2021
Suspect identified as Suzanna Norris from Cocoa
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Cocoa Police have arrested 49-year-old Suzanna Norris on Wednesday in connection with a traffic crash that resulted in a woman being killed on June 20, 2021 at approximately 2:20 a.m.
The investigation has revealed the driver left the scene and was intoxicated at the time of the crash. Norris will be facing a charge of DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of a crash involving a death.
Both charges are second-degree felonies with a max sentence up to 15 years prison for each count if found guilty.
Norris struck Passion Lucas, 37, in the area of Industry Rd. just north of the SR-528 overpass where she later died at an area hospital.
After the crash, Norris left the scene without immediately rendering aid or waiting for law enforcement to arrive. However, she later returned to the scene a short time after the crash.
The investigation revealed Norris’ blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit of .080.
“I am very happy that we were able to make an arrest in this investigation, and hopefully bring some closure for the Lucas family,” said Cocoa Police Chief Evander Collier IV.
“Norris’ decision to consume alcoholic beverages beyond the legal limit and driving was a major factor in Passion Lucas’ death. We took our time and did a thorough investigation in order to arrive at a just conclusion.
I am not happy with the way this case was originally handled. It has been said the only reason such action was taken was because of several articles in the media. I can assure you, we were taking corrective actions long before the first media contact requested information.
We will always strive to do the right thing, no matter how long it takes.”