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Tampa Man Accused in Hit-and-Run Death of Bicyclist

Christopher Cole | Florida Highway Patrol | Arrests

He turned himself in, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – A Tampa man has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist Wednesday (Oct. 18), the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Aristeo Antonio Pascual, 45, of Brandon , died at the scene.

Christopher Jeremiah Cole, 44, of Tampa, was charged with one count of leaving the scene of a crash involving a death.

The crash happened about 3:40 a.m. on the eastbound exit ramp of I-4 leading to U.S. 301. Troopers said Cole was driving a 2016 Mercedes Benz C300 when he overtook and hit Mr. Pascual who was riding a bicycle on the ramp. The impact knocked Mr. Pascual from his bike.

After the crash, troopers said, Cole fled. Later Wednesday, the Tampa Police Department contacted the FHP with a tip about the location of the Mercedes.

Soon after the FHP seized the car, Cole surrendered at FHP headquarters.

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For information about the FHP, go to flhsmv.gov.

Photos of bicycle and car courtesy of the Florida Highway Patrol.

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Tampa Man Accused in Hit-and-Run Death of Bicyclist
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