An elderly man was crossing the street in his wheelchair when he was hit and killed by a car. Police now say the driver who fled the scene has been charged.
Derek Dious, 26, is charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving a death after striking Gary Boisvert, 63, as Boisvert crossed an intersection in his wheelchair, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
The crash happened around 8 p.m. Oct. 6 in Pinellas Park, Florida at U.S. 19 and Mainlands Boulevard, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
Boisvert was crossing U.S. 19 in the crosswalk but against the “Do Not Walk” signal when a 2018 Jeep Compass headed south on the highway accelerated while approaching a yellow light, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Dious allegedly hit Boisvert and fled, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
Boisvert was taken to the hospital, where he later died, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Dious turned himself in to police on Oct.15 after a warrant was issued for his arrest, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
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