Arrest made in Orlando fatal hit-and-run crash

Man arrested after nearly yearlong investigation


ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida Highway Patrol troopers said an arrest has been made in a fatal hit-and-run after a nearly yearlong investigation.

Troopers have charged Daniel Strickler, 24, with leaving the scene of a fatal crash involving death in the August 2014 crash on Colonial Drive.

Strickler was driving his 1997 Toyota pickup truck on Colonial Drive near Tanner Road at 2:30 a.m. when troopers say he struck and killed Nicholas Smith as he rode his bicycle.

FHP said Strickler then left the scene and turned himself in to Titusville Police Department 12 hours later.

Strickler was booked into Orange County Jail on $10,000 bond.