December 8, 2021

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Plant Metropolis man turns himself in just after fatal hit-and-run, Polk County deputies say

An 18-yr-outdated from Plant City is in the Polk County Jail after turning himself in at a Polk County Sheriff’s Office environment substation, several hours just after he hit a a pedestrian in Mulberry and then fled the scene, deputies mentioned.

Deputies took into custody Brock Case, who allegedly struck a 48-year-previous Tampa gentleman who was going for walks in the roadway on State Road 60 in the vicinity of Espo Drive in Mulberry all around 9:10 p.m. on Friday, deputies explained.

Circumstance initially pulled in excess of, but thought he experienced strike a pet, deputies said.

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There was significant problems to the front of his truck, his airbag deployed, and the two headlights ended up weakened to the place they had been inoperable, deputies said.

With no further inspecting to see what he experienced strike or dialing 911, Situation still left the scene and drove home, deputies claimed.

At all over 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, Case documented the incident and was cooperative, deputies reported.

Case has been billed with leaving the scene of crash involving demise, which is a to start with-degree felony.

His truck has been impounded for additional analysis, in accordance to deputies.

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