Doug / 09-04-2008 / Auto Accidents

Minor Hit and Run Results in Death of Driver

It was reported that a 48 year-old man made an fatal error when he decided to leave the scene of an auto accident that resulted in only minor damage.

The driver had hit that back of a parked vehicle on State Road 39 with his 1990 GMC truck.  For some unknown reason the driver took off, speeding south on Paul Buchman Highway.  He crossed into on coming traffic and swerved back into his own lane to avoid an approaching vehicle.  His truck then left the road and flipped over.  Reportedly he was not wearing his seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Florida Highway Patrol is asking that anyone who witnessed the car crash to call 813-631-4020.

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