PINELLAS PARK — A Plant City man wanted in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian Oct. 6 turned himself in to police Friday after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Derek Dious, 26, faces a charge of leaving the scene of a crash involving a death after striking Gary Boisvert, 63, of Pinellas Park, as Boisvert crossed an intersection in a wheelchair, Pinellas Park police said.
The crash occurred around 8 p.m. Oct. 6 at U.S. 19 and Mainlands Boulevard.
Boisvert was crossing U.S. 19 in the crosswalk but against the “Do Not Walk” signal when a 2018 Jeep Compass headed south on the highway accelerated while approaching a yellow light, police said.
The driver hit Boisvert and fled. Boisvert was taken to a hospital, where he later died. Police later identified Dious as the driver of the Jeep.