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Hillsborough County deputies search for SUV driver involved in Ruskin hit-and-run accident

RUSKIN — Deputies are searching for the driver of a sport-utility vehicle that hit and injured a man in a Mazda last week and ran away.

Jorge R. Ramirez, 22, of 923 Fern Leaf Drive, was driving his 1999 Mazda when it collided last Thursdaywith a stolen 1995 Isuzu Rodeo at the intersection of 19th Avenue and Salida Del Sol.

Deputies said the Isuzu's driver, described as a Hispanic man in his 50s with a large build and black hair, got out of the SUV after the accident and ran away holding his arm as if he were injured.

Ramirez was taken to a local hospital with severe injuries.

The river of the stolen SUV was last seen wearing a white, short-sleeved button-up shirt and blue jeans.

If you have any information about his whereabouts, please call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers, toll-free, at 1 (800) 873-8477.

Hillsborough County deputies search for SUV driver involved in Ruskin hit-and-run accident 05/26/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 9:02pm]

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