Florida man killed pedestrian in a wheel chair — then fled the scene, cops say

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Oct. 19 2021, Published 9:23 a.m. ET

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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