Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-263

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 5, 2013
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    Driver Arrested In Hit & Run Crash

    Driver arrested after hitting pedestrian and leaving the scene.
    • Friday
    • July 5, 2013
    • Time: 9:48 AM
    • 9757 Tranquility Lake Circle
    • Riverview, FL

    Suspect:



    Matthew Ryan Fox
    DOB: 01/11/1987
    9757 Tranquility Lake Circle
    Riverview, FL

    Charge: Leaving Scene of a Crash with Injury

    Victim:

    Diana Pena
    DOB:04/19/1980
    9854 Lychee Loop
    Riverview, FL

    Details:

    On July 4, 2013 at approximately 1:30 a.m., Diana Pena was the passenger in a vehicle on Boyette Road when the vehicle ran out of gas. Pena got out of the vehicle and began to cross Boyette Road to go to the gas station. While attempting to cross the westbound lanes, she was struck by a vehicle. A passerby saw her laying in the road and called 911. Pena was transported via AeroMed to Tampa General Hospital in serious condition and was later upgraded to stable condition. Vehicle debris left at the scene was determined to be from a Toyota Corolla.

    On July 5, 2013 at approximately 1:30 a.m., deputies located the suspect vehicle, a gray Toyota Corolla, at 9757 Tranquility Lake Circle. The front of the vehicle was covered with a sheet to hide the damage which was consisted to the crash. Matthew Fox was arrested and charged with Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Injury.
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