Victim Identified in Fatal Panama City Beach Hit-and-Run Accident; Suspect Identified
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL – According to an online news report at cbs42.com, the Panama City Beach Police confirm that three suspects have been apprehended and charged in connection with a hit-and-run accident that resulted in the tragic death of a woman from Alabama.*
The victim was a 46-year-old woman from Bessemer, Alabama. Before the accident, the woman was attempting to go across Front Beach Road close to Sharky’s. She was then struck by a pickup truck.
The driver of the hit-and-run vehicle is a 33-year-old man from Alabama, who was operating a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado at the time of the crash. He was headed towards his apartment that is located on Front Beach Road.
Per the Panama City Beach police, after fleeing from the scene of the crash, he drove to his apartment where a friend and two of his brothers changed the appearance of the truck to elude police.
The driver then left his home and drove to Alabama where he hid his vehicle at a member of his family’s home. He then left Alabama and went to Georgia to stay with other members of his family.
Warren then left his residence and fled to Alabama where he hid the truck at a family member’s home. Afterward, he left Alabama and traveled to Georgia to stay with other family members.
The man was ultimately arrested and charged with tampering with evidence and leaving the scene of a traffic crash involving death. The other individuals who aided in altering the driver’s vehicle were also apprehended and taken into custody for tampering with evidence.
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