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Central Florida Wire | June 25, 2017

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Troopers Searching for Hillsborough Hit-and-Run Suspect

Troopers Searching for Hillsborough Hit-and-Run Suspect
Luis Izquierdo

TAMPA – Florida Highway Patrol troopers are searching for a suspect involved in a hit-and-run accident which left a woman hospitalized Sunday morning according to an FHP report.

Troopers responded to a multi-vehicle accident near the intersection of US Highway 41 and Palm River Road in Tampa at 10:40 am Sunday morning where an unknown suspect reportedly ran into a 2008 Toyota Tundra and caused the pickup truck to strike another vehicle as well.

The suspect vehicle, which was described as a white passenger car, then fled the scene of the accident without exchanging any information with the other drivers.

According to the report, the suspect was traveling southbound on US Highway 41 as it approached 54-year-old Richard Crain and 40-year-old Selena Oglesby.

Crain was driving in the Toyota Tundra with Oglesby driving in her 2007 Chrysler Pacifica in front of Crain.

Crain and Oglesby were slowing their vehicles for other traffic in front of them when the incident occurred.

Witnesses told troopers that the suspect came up from behind them and did not slow down along with the rest of drivers and collided with the rear of Crain’s pickup causing him to propel forward striking Oglesby’s SUV.

Crain and Oglesby suffered minor injuries. Crain was treated on scene and Oglesby was transported to Brandon regional Hospital

Troopers are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to contact their local Florida Highway Patrol office.

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