News: Fatal hit-and-run accident claims life of pedestrian on Hillsborough Ave

TOWN ‘N’ COUNTY, FL – According to ABC Action News, a female pedestrian was fatally struck in a hit-and-run collision on Hillsborough Ave.

Officials with Florida Highway Patrol say that Jesus Manuel Diaz was driving at high speeds on eastbound W Hillsborough Ave when he collided with a 46-year-old woman near Sawyer Rd around 10 p.m.

Diaz then fled the scene of the accident with the remains of the victim on his vehicle. He stopped around a mile away from the crash site, near San Pablo Pl and Yosemite Dr, to dispose of the remains.

Deputies caught up to Diaz at Alvarado Dr and Monte Vista Pl. They charged him with leaving the scene of a crash involving death and transported him to the Hillsborough County Jail.

Have you lost a loved one or family member due to the reckless actions of another driver? If so, the Hillsborough County wrongful death attorneys at Kemp, Ruge and Green would like to discuss your case at length. Depending on the details of your case, you might be eligible to receive compensation for your loss. Call us today at 727-847-4878 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation with our team.

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