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Hillsborough deputies arrest man in pedestrian hit and run

Hillsborough deputies arrested a Riverview man early Friday after he was linked to a pedestrian hit-and-run crash that left a woman hospitalized, officials said.

Matthew Ryan Fox, 26, was the driver of a Toyota Corolla that ran into Diana Pena, 33, Thursday morning as she tried to cross Boyette Road near the intersection of Balm Riverview Road, deputies said.

Pena had been driving on Boyette Road when her car ran out of gas west of the intersection, deputies said. She was trying to cross the street to a nearby gas station when the Corolla ran into her and then took off.

A passerby saw Pena lying in the road and called 911.

Pena was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital in serious condition, deputies said. Her condition was later upgraded to stable.

Deputies looked at debris from the crash and determined that it came from a Toyota Corolla, officials said.

Early Friday, deputies found a Corolla parked near Fox's apartment at 9757 Tranquility Lake Circle in Riverview, authorities said. A sheet covered the front of the car, which had damage consistent with the crash, deputies said.

Fox was arrested and later booked in the Hillsborough County jail. He was held on $2,000 bail.

Hillsborough deputies arrest man in pedestrian hit and run 07/05/13 [Last modified: Friday, July 5, 2013 12:42pm]
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