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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-629

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 6, 2018
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Affairs Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Hit & Run Traffic Fatality

    The truck has been located.
    • Sunday
    • August 5, 2018
    • Time: 2:00 AM
    • 78th Street
    • Tampa, FL

    UPDATE #2: 

    The vehicle involved in the Hit & Run Traffic Fatality has been located.
     
    On August 5, 2018, deputies received a call about a truck in the parking lot at 6805 Adamo Drive possibly being related to the accident.  The truck, a 1983 Chevrolet pickup truck has damage consistent with the debris located at the scene. 
     

    UPDATE #1: 

    The victim has been identified as Johnny L. Arrington (W/M, DOB: 04/19/65, at large). Next of kin has been notified.
     

    Details:

    Detectives are searching for the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a bicyclist early Sunday morning.

    On August 5, 2018, between 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m., an unknown vehicle traveling southbound on 78th Street hit a bicyclist near the intersection of Eau Claire Circle. The unknown vehicle fled the scene, leaving the bicyclist, currently unidentified, and his 26", red Mongoose Element in the street. The vehicle (unknown if car or truck) will have front end damage including at least one busted headlight, likely the right front. Also, there will be damage to one of the right side tire rims.

    Anyone with any information reference the driver is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of the driver and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using our P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids. You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward.
     

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