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Dwight Horne (11/25/1970) was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving death on Sunday, March 31, 2019.
Horne was driving a Ford F-150 and failed to return to the scene of the crash after a witness told him he struck 74-year-old James Igler. Police caught up with Horne more than 35 blocks away.
As a result of the crash, Igler suffered serious injuries and died on March 28, 2019.
Update: Serious Injury Crash
The pedestrian, 74-year-old James R. Igler (07/31/1944), died earlier today after being seriously injured in a hit and run crash at Central Avenue and 28th Street on Saturday, March 16th.
The investigation into the crash continues and charges are pending.
Serious Injury Crash
On Saturday, March 16, at approximately 8:30 p.m., a Ford F150 Pick-Up truck, driven by Dwight Horne, DOB 11-25-70, of St. Petersburg, was northbound on 28th Street North crossing Central Avenue, when it hit a pedestrian.
The pedestrian, a 74 year old man, was in a marked crosswalk, attempting to cross 28th street. He sustained life-threatening injuries, and was transported to Bayfront Health.
Horne did not stop, but Police located him a short time after.
The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.