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Troopers Arrest Suspect in Fatal Ocala Hit-and-Run

OCALA — Floria Highway Patrol Troopers arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident according to reports.

Troopers responded to the intersection of State Road 200 and SW 88th Terrace just before 8 a.m. Tuesday morning in reference to a traffic crash.

When troopers arrived, they discovered the victim deceased. Troopers believed the suspect struck the pedestrian with a white 2008-2011 Nissan Frontier pickup truck before leaving the scene.

Troopers later located the vehicle and the owner of the vehicle, 81-year-old Frederick Welde, at which time he was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving a death, a felony in the state of Florida.

Welde was transported to the Marion County Jail where he is being held in lieu of a $25,000 bond.