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Accused hit-and-run driver charged with first-degree murder

A hit-and-run driver who killed a pedestrian Friday has been charged with first-degree murder, Tampa police said Saturday.

The driver, William Charles White Jr., 41, had an "altercation" with the victim and intentionally ran over him, according to police.

The accident took place at 7:09 p.m. at 4005 W Hillsborough Ave. Police said the pedestrian, identified only as a white male, was walking on the sidewalk near Aaron's Furniture when he was struck by White, who was driving a red Ford Thunderbird west on Hillsborough Avenue.

Police caught White, of 2504 Robin Drive in Plant City, near the intersection of Hillsborough Avenue and Anderson Road and questioned him late Friday night.

The victim's name is being withheld until police can notify next of kin.

Accused hit-and-run driver charged with first-degree murder 07/24/10 [Last modified: Sunday, July 25, 2010 1:21pm]

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