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Seffner hit-run kills man, injures woman

The Florida Highway Patrol is looking for the driver of a car involved in a hit-and-run accident early Saturday that killed a 28-year-old Seffner man.

Just after 2 a.m., a 1995 Volkswagen four-door vehicle was traveling east on U.S. 92 when it hit the rear of a 1988 Chevy station wagon driven by Charles T. Pearson, according to the Highway Patrol.

The impact caused Pearson to lose control of his vehicle, and it veered to the right shoulder and overturned. Pearson and his passenger, Lisa M. Vaught, 21, of Brandon, were ejected and sustained severe injuries. They were not wearing seat belts.

The Volkswagen's driver kept going for about 1,000 feet before stopping on the shoulder. The unidentified driver fled the scene, leaving the vehicle.

Pearson and Vaught were taken to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition. Pearson died at 11 a.m.

The Highway Patrol is asking anyone with information to call Sgt. Steve Gaskins at (813) 215-1867.

Jessica Vander Velde, Times staff writer

Seffner hit-run kills man, injures woman 09/06/08 [Last modified: Saturday, September 6, 2008 11:24pm]
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