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Man arrested in Madeira Beach fatal hit-and-run

MADEIRA BEACH — A 22-year-old man has been arrested in the hit-and-run crash that took the life of a skateboarder in early May.

Sterling Hubbard of 2110 Bayou Grande Drive in St. Petersburg has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving a death, a first-degree felony. Pinellas County sheriff's deputies arrested Hubbard on Saturday at a relative's home in Hernando County.

Hubbard is accused of hitting Emma Keown, 20, of Clermont while she was skateboarding north on Gulf Boulevard near 129th Avenue in the early morning hours of May 8, also the man's birthday.

Deputies said she was hit by a black pickup truck with a lighted pizza delivery sign atop the vehicle. The driver, they said, stopped briefly, then continued north on Gulf Boulevard.

Hubbard has been booked into the Hernando County Jail. In a separate case in January, he was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance.

Man arrested in Madeira Beach fatal hit-and-run 06/27/15 [Last modified: Saturday, June 27, 2015 9:20pm]
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