Tampa authorities arrested the owner of a area trucking company Monday following a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run accident and a short police chase.
Yribar-Hernandez fled the scene but was pulled over by a sheriff’s deputy around 8 am after witnesses provided authorities with descriptions of Yribar-Hernandez’s truck. He initially drove away when the deputy approached his dump truck; however, he was quickly stopped and detained by police.
Yribar-Hernandez was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a crash with death and fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer.
The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):