Suspect named in fatal hit and run

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help tracking down a North Fort Myers woman accused of running down and killing a 14-year-old girl Saturday night. 

Allana Staiano

Today, a warrant for the arrest of Courtney Gainey (DOB 2/26/96) was issued for the hit and run crash that took the life of Allana Staiano just after 7 p.m.  January 11th.

Allana and a friend were walking home on McDaniel Drive in North Fort Myers when they were struck. The driver of the vehicle immediately fled the scene and never stopped to render help. Allana, sadly, passed away from the injuries she sustained. 

An investigation and witness accounts led to Gainey being named as the driver. Now, she is formally being sought for the hit and run. Gainey was last known to be living in North Fort Myers. Detectives believe that Gainey knows she is wanted and, therefore, is trying to hide from law enforcement.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Gainey is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000.

Tips may also be made online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or on the P3Tips mobile app.