News: Pedestrian killed in Plant City hit-and-run crash 


HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL – A pedestrian’s life was claimed in a hit-and-run collision on the 4000 block of Airport Road in Plant City before 7:30 a.m. Sunday. 

Tampa Bay Times said that the male pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, and his name and age have not been released at this time. Plant City Police said that the vehicle that hit the man was a Jeep Grand Cherokee, with damage sustained in the collision. Police have found and identified the suspect — 27-year-old Miguel Rodriguez — and arrested him. 

Rodriguez’s charges consist of “leaving the scene of a crash involving death and driving while license suspended involving death or serious bodily injury.” 

At Whittel & Melton, LLC, we understand the pain of losing a loved one to a pedestrian or motor vehicle collision caused by another reckless driver. Our wrongful death lawyers are here to help you get back on your feet by helping you recover compensation for your losses. While reimbursement cannot make up for the passing of your loved one, we do hope it can provide some financial stability and light in moving forward during this difficult time. Call our firm at 866-608-5529 or submit a contact form to book a free, no-risk consultation. 

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