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Deputies arrest suspect in Riverview hit-and-run

Hillsborough deputies arrested the driver of a vehicle they say was involved in a Feb. 14 hit-and-run that killed a 37-year-old man who was walking along a rural Riverview road.

On Thursday, detectives arrested Isaias Cruz Hernandez, 29, of Wimauma. They found the Pontiac involved in the crash at his house today, and deputies say he had apparently tried to disguise his vehicle by changing parts and washing off evidence.

Hernandez was charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving death; driving with a suspended license, resulting in death; and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

On Feb. 14, Domingo Perez Lopez was hit and killed on Balm Road near Grady Sweat Lane. He was walking near the edge of Balm Road and was hit by a green Pontiac Bonneville that was heading west. The Pontiac emblem, paint and lens fragments were left at the scene.

Lopez died at the scene.

Deputies arrest suspect in Riverview hit-and-run 02/25/10 [Last modified: Thursday, February 25, 2010 4:48pm]
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