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Driver charged in hit-and-run involving Dover woman

TAMPA — Deputies arrested the man they say is responsible for a hit and run that seriously injured a woman as she was walking along Sydney Road in Dover on Friday morning.

Dannie Ray Dixon Jr., 23, was taken into custody Friday night and charged with leaving the scene of a traffic crash involving injury, Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies said.

Witnesses identified Dixon as the driver of the silver 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 truck that struck Stacey Parkerson Friday morning, deputies said. Dixon drove away after hitting her, according to deputies.

Parkerson, 40, was found about 11:23 a.m. near 14603 Sydney Road.

The truck is registered to Dixon's father, deputies said, and was recovered at Dixon's Plant City home. It was missing its front grille and had damage to the right front side.

Due to statements made during an interview with detectives, Dixon was initially held under the Baker Act for mental evaluation, deputies said. Once he was medically cleared, he was booked in to the Orient Road Jail without bond.

Parkerson, who lives down the street from where she was found, was airlifted to a hospital and remains in serious condition with life threatening injuries, deputies said.

Driver charged in hit-and-run involving Dover woman 01/18/14 [Last modified: Saturday, January 18, 2014 3:44pm]
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