ORLANDO, Fla. – A driver was arrested Thursday morning in a fatal hit-and-run crash after a pedestrian was found dead in front of an Orange County school, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The man who died has been identified as 52-year-old Salome Eutimio.
Troopers said Walnert Charles, 46, of Orlando, was arrested in connection with the crash, which was reported at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday on Oak Ridge Road at Shelburn Court near Oak Ridge High School.
The FHP said Eutimio.was found in the middle of the road and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The FHP said the Eutimio was trying to cross the road when he was hit by a 2000 Toyota pickup truck. Troopers said Charles was driving the pickup and made contact with a witness and left the scene.
According to troopers, Charles told a witness he was going to "go home and call 911" but never did. The witness provided Charles' tag number to troopers, who located the pickup at his home, officials said.
Charles was arrested on a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal crash.
UPDATE: This is the truck involved in this morning’s deadly hit and run crash. @FHPOrlando say Walnert Charles was the driver. @news6wkmg— Ezzy Castro (@EzzyCastro) September 26, 2019
He’s in jail without bond. pic.twitter.com/VpMwL3Hrcx
No other details have been released.