Bicyclist Dies in Hillsborough Hit and Run Crash
Deputies are searching for the vehicle, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – Deputies are searching for a hit and run driver who hit and killed a bicyclist early this morning (Aug. 5), the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
Johnny L. Arrington, 53, died of injuries he received in the crash.
Deputies said that, sometime between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m., an unknown vehicle traveling southbound on 78th Street hit Mr. Arrington near the intersection of Eau Claire Circle. The unknown vehicle fled the scene, leaving Mr. Arrington and his 26-inch red Mongoose Element in the street. It is unclear if a car or truck hit Mr. Arrington, but deputies said it will have front end damage including at least one busted headlight, likely the right front. Also, there will be damage to one of the right side tire rims.
Anyone with any information reference the driver is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at (813) 247-8200, or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of the driver and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using our P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids. You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward.
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