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Tampa Man Charged in Hit and Run That Seriously Injured Bicyclist

Hector Gabriel Del Hoyo | Hillsborough Sheriff | Crime

He turned himself in and admitted driving the station wagon that hit the bicyclist, Hillsborough deputies say.

TAMPA – A Tampa man has been charged in a hit and run crash after turning himself in to Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputies.

A bicyclist who suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash was taken to Tampa General Hospital. The other driver was taken to to Advent Health with minor injuries.

Hector Gabriel Del Hoyo, 26, of Tampa, was charged with Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Serious Bodily Injury, Driving without a Valid Drivers License (Death or Serious Bodily Injury), and Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Property Damage. Deputies said Del Hoyo fled the scene on foot and was picked up by a friend who was passing by the crash. He later turned himself into deputies at HCSO’s District I office where he admitted to the offenses.

The crash happened about 2:50 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 31) at the intersection of 136th Avenue E and 20th Street N in Tampa.

Deputies said Del Hoyo, who was driving a 2017 Kia Rondo station wagon east on 136th Avenue, ran the stop sign at 20th Streeet N. The Kia struck a vehicle that was northbound on 20th Street. The impact directed both vehicles toward the northeast corner of the intersection at where the Kia hit a bicyclist who was riding southbound on 20th Street.

Del Hoyo fled the scene on foot and was picked up by a friend who was passing by the crash.

“Under no circumstances should a driver ever flee from the scene of a crash, and Hector Del Hoyo will be charged to the fullest extent of the law for the crimes he committed,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “My heart is with both of these victims and their families whose lives changed in a matter of seconds because of his reckless decisions.”

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