Pedestrian Dies in Hit and Run Pasco Crash
The FHP has charged the driver with DUI manslaughter.
PASCO COUNTY – A Pinellas Park man has been accused of DUI manslaughter in connection with a traffic crash Saturday (May 13) that killed a New Port Richey woman, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The woman, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, died at the scene. The driver of the car, Craig Thompson, 57, of Pinellas Park, was not injured. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash, troopers said.
But, troopers said they charged him with DUI manslaughter, leaving the scene of a fatal crash, possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana.
The crash happened about 4:33 a.m. on northbound U.S. 19 N just south of Embassy Boulevard. Troopers said Thompson, for unknown reasons, lost control of the 2000 Saturn he was driving. The Saturn left the road and hit the woman who was walking along the paved shoulder of U.S. 19.
Thompson fled the scene, troopers said. He was found a short time later in the area of Fox Hollow Drive and El Camino Real Avenue.
For information about the Florida Highway Patrol, go to flhsmv.gov.
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