Clearwater, FL (July 17, 2023)- In Clearwater, a hit-and-run killed a pedestrian early Saturday, July 15, 2023, near Druid Rd and Missouri Ave.
Clearwater Police and Fire & Rescue responded quickly to the crash at 12:40 a.m. Joshua Maxson, 34, died at the scene.
Investigators quickly found crucial evidence linking a dark-colored Toyota SUV to the incident.
Officers found the driver and vehicle in the 1000 block of Waverly Way, about a mile from the scene.
Christian Hooks, 22, was arrested without incident for leaving the scene of a fatal crash and DUI manslaughter.
He was driving 65 mph in a 40 mph zone and had nearly three times the legal limit of alcohol on his breath.
Hooks is in Pinellas County Jail as the investigation continues.
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