28-year-old man arrested and charged as hit-and-run driver of fatal crash on I-75

28-year-old man arrested and charged as hit-and-run driver of fatal crash on I-75
28-year-old man arrested and charged as hit-and-run driver of fatal crash (Source: Sarasota County Sheriff's Office)

SARASOTA (WWSB) - After a several month investigation regarding the hit-and-run fatal crash on February 27 on I-75 in Sarasota County, Florida Highway Patrol has arrested 28-year-old Robert Herrera.

Herrera is being charged with a felony for leaving the scene with death and has been booked into the Sarasota County Jail.

Fatal accident on Exit 202 in Sarasota

Troopers say on Wednesday, February 27 around 8 p.m., Herrera was driving a 2005 Ford truck south on I-75 in the middle lane, south of mile marker 202, when the he crashed into the back of a 2013 Honda CRV driven by a 47-year-old woman from Venice.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, Herrera’s truck went off the road to the right and hit a 2010 Toyota RAV4 that was parked on the shoulder as well as 75-year-old Jorge Quezada of Port Charlotte, who was standing near the vehicle. Quezada was killed.

Troopers say Herrera’s vehicle continued south, hitting a power box, and afterwards FHP says he fled the scene.

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