PLANT CITY — Two men died Wednesday night in a pair of related hit-and-run collisions on County Road 39 near Plant City, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The accidents took place about 9:40 p.m. near Holloway Road, north of State Road 60, said Sgt. Larry Kraus, a Highway Patrol spokesman.
In addition to the two victims who were killed, four people were taken to hospitals, said Dan Dye, an acting shift commander for Hillsborough County Fire-Rescue. Dye gave this account of the incident: A driver headed south on County Road 39 was involved in a crash with two other vehicles at Holloway Road. Two people in one vehicle were killed and two others in the second vehicle were injured.
The driver continued to McDonald Road, where a second crash hurt two more people. Those victims were taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center. The driver who was involved in both incidents ran away from the second accident scene.