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Clearwater police identify suspect in skateboarder hit-and-run death

Clearwater police ask for the public’s help to locate the at-large suspect.
Clearwater police named Sergio Mendoza-Mesquite, 32, as the suspect in the hit-and-run death of Tyler Deremo, 26. They ask for the public's help locating Mendoza-Mesquite.
Clearwater police named Sergio Mendoza-Mesquite, 32, as the suspect in the hit-and-run death of Tyler Deremo, 26. They ask for the public's help locating Mendoza-Mesquite. [ Clearwater Police Department ]
Published Jun. 11
Updated Jun. 13

Clearwater police named Sergio Mendoza-Mesquite, 32, as the suspect in the hit-and-run killing of a skateboarder early Thursday morning.

Mendoza-Mesquite fled the scene after driving into and killing Tyler Deremo, 26, police said.

Police are asking for the public’s help to find Mendoza-Mesquite. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 727-562-4242.

The accident occurred at 2 a.m. Thursday on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard, just east of Keene Road, police say. Deremo was skateboarding along the side of the road when he was struck by the minivan.

This is a developing story. Stay with tampabay.com for updates.