Man arrested in hit-and-run crash that killed 18-year-old woman, Ormond Beach police say

Suspect, victim had been arguing

Noah Motto (Volusia County Sheriff's Office)

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – A man accused of crashing into a woman after a fight and then driving off as she died has been arrested, according to the Ormond Beach Police Department.

Records show Noah Motto, 21, and Ericka Dane, 18, were arguing at a home in the Ormond Green subdivision around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday when Motto drove away from the area in his Chevrolet Silverado. A witness said they were arguing about “an incident that happened earlier in the evening” but further details weren’t available.

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Police said as Motto was driving south on Ormond Green Boulevard, Dane ran out from Greenvale Drive onto Ormond Green Boulevard in an attempt to stop him from leaving.

Motto hit Dane with his truck near the intersection and then drove off, according to authorities.

A witness who knew Dane and was trying to stop her from getting in the way of the truck said Dane flipped in the air and slid before she came to a final rest, the affidavit said. Police said that witness reported that Motto paused but never stopped to help.

Records show Dane died at the scene of the crash.

Volusia County deputies located Motto pulling into a driveway at his home in Ormond-by-the-Sea a short time later and took him into custody. Police said he showed no emotions and didn’t make any comments about what happened.

Motto faces a charge of leaving the scene of a crash with death.

Police did not provide details on how Motto and Dane knew each other.