CLEARWATER, Fla. – Police in Clearwater state they’ve determined the motorist who struck a skateboarder early Thursday early morning, then left him to pass away in the street.
Investigators state it was around 2 a.m. when they got a call about a pedestrian hit in the location of Keene and Gulf to Bay boulevards. It ended up that Tyler Deremo was skateboarding within the lanes of traffic when he was struck by a red Toyota Sienna minivan.
Deremo, 26, was required to Morton Plant Hospital, however passed away within minutes of getting here.
Witnesses state the motorist never ever struck the brakes.
“I can’t imagine anyone who would strike a human being and leave that person to die in the middle of the roadway,” authorities spokesperson Rob Shaw provided. “It’s just inexcusable and criminal behavior.”
Witnesses had the ability to find the license plate as the van sped off. A couple of minutes later on, authorities discovered the van dropped at the Pinellas County school bus substance off Cleveland Street, however detectives rapidly determined the Sienna’s owner was not the motorist at the time of the crash.
Clearwater authorities shared this image of the harmed car.
“So we got the car, it had significant front-end damage, but what we didn’t have was the driver,” Shaw continued.
Now, authorities state that motorist was Sergio Mendoza-Mesquite and they are asking the general public for aid discovering the 32-year-old.
They state anybody with info ought to call Clearwater authorities at 727-562-4242.