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Mother Brings Son to Authorities After Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash in Tampa, FL

April 15, 2019

TAMPA, FL. – According to a news story reported online by, a mother brought her son to authorities after a fatal hit-and-run crash that took place in Tampa, Florida. The 19-year-old boy had reportedly hit and killed a motorcyclist and injured a passenger on the motorcycle, then left the scene.*

The accident took place at approximately 10:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 301 in Tampa. Florida Highway Patrol says a driver was passing a line of vehicles in a no-passing zone by Sun City Center Boulevard. The vehicle then crashed into a motorcycle on the highway. 

Troopers and Fox 13 report the 48-year-old man from Wimauma who was driving the motorcycle was killed in the accident. A passenger on the motorcycle, the man’s 45-year-old wife, was seriously injured in the crash, according to Fox 13, and she is still hospitalized. Friends say the two were coming home from having dinner at the beach and were extremely close to their house. 

The driver of the vehicle did not remain at the scene, and Troopers had been looking for him since the time of the accident. On April 1, a mother and her 19-year-old son came to Florida Highway Patrol, and the teen turned himself in in connection with the accident. 

Troopers and Fox 13 reported that he admitted his involvement and was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal crash and leaving the scene of a crash with serious injury. Troopers went to the teen’s residence in Wimauma and recovered the vehicle he was driving when the crash took place. It reportedly had damage to the driver’s side. 

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