The driver and passenger who fled on foot from a single-car crash that left another passenger dead Friday have been located-- thanks to a FOX 13 reporter.
BREAKING: Men involved in hit and run crash this morning ARRESTED. We spotted them walking down the street and called 9-11 pic.twitter.com/28Hb1H4SWq— Alcides Segui FOX (@seguifox13) March 24, 2017
FOX 13's Alcides Segui was reporting on the crash near the scene Friday morning, when he says he saw two shirtless men in the woods. Segui called Florida Highway Patrol to report the suspicious individuals, then followed the men as they walked southbound.
FHP made contact with the men, and discovered that they were in fact the driver and passenger involved in the crash who fled the scene on foot. Both were arrested, and said they were illegal immigrants.
UPDATE: Both men involved in hit and run crash this morning tell troopers they're illegal immigrants. Both admit to leaving friend in SUV pic.twitter.com/aBwvH1x3ui— Alcides Segui FOX (@seguifox13) March 24, 2017
According to Florida Highway Patrol, the SUV, a 2004 GMC Yukon, was headed southbound when the driver lost control for unknown reasons. The vehicle rotated, left the roadway, and collided with several trees before coming to a rest.
Investigators believe three people were in the car at the time of the crash. The driver and one passenger fled the scene on foot, leaving another passenger in the car.
The remaining passenger suffered fatal injuries and was found dead at the scene of the crash.
A massive search was launched for the two suspects, using K9s and helicopters.
But it was FOX 13's Alcides Segui who spotted the men walking southbound along U.S. 301.