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Pasco teen killed after SUV runs red light; man who fled scene captured

Brandon Casey Windom, 27, of Tampa ran from a fatal crash scene in Trinity on Tuesday and was captured hours later. Investigators are trying to determine if he was the driver of a Chevrolet sport-utility vehicle that ran a red light and hit a car. The 17-year-old driver of that car was killed. [Florida Highway Patrol]
Published Apr. 25, 2018

NEW PORT RICHEY — A 17-year-old girl was killed Tuesday when her car was hit by a sport-utility vehicle that ran a red light, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

One of the occupants of the SUV who ran from the crash scene was captured hours later, troopers said.

The crash took place at about 2:30 p.m. Lilia Grace Morris, of Trinity, was driving a 2009 Honda coupe north on Duck Slough Boulevard. She had the green light to cross State Road 54, troopers said.

As she crossed the highway, the FHP said a 2008 Chevrolet SUV driving east on S.R. 54 ran a red light and stuck the driver's side of the Honda.

The collision sent the Honda careening first into a 2009 Nissan that had stopped for the red in the left turn lane of westbound S.R. 54. Then the Honda struck a 2016 Nissan behind the first one.

There were three people inside the SUV, troopers said, but they have not yet determined who was driving when it ran the red light.

But the FHP does know which one of them ran from the crash scene: Brandon Casey Windom, 27, of Tampa.

The other two people in the Chevrolet were Jason Richard Tout, 34, of Hudson; and Roy Wiley Rimmer, 54, of Tampa.

Rimmer was injured in the crash and taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, where he was reported to be in serious condition. Tout sustained minor injuries but was not taken to a hospital.

Investigators were still trying to determine whether Windom or Rimmer was driving the SUV at the time of the crash.

Windom was later captured at an undisclosed location, the FHP said, with the help of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office and Tampa Police Department.

The 2009 Nissan was driven by Marc Olivier Francois, 20, of Wesley Chapel. The 2016 Nissan was driven by Jay Arnold Adams, 57, of Tampa. Neither was injured in the crash.

Charges are pending in this case, the FHP said. The investigation is continuing.

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