MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A motorcyclist was arrested Wednesday for leaving the scene of a fatal crash that occurred nearly five months ago in Marion County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The driver, 45-year-old Steven Cano, was charged after leaving the May 16 crash that happened on NE 127 Street Road around 4:30 p.m.
Cano was traveling west on that same road with a passenger when he failed to negotiate a left curve and veered off the road, according to an FHP report.
Cano struck some brush on the grass shoulder, launching both him and the passenger, a 57-year-old woman, off the motorcycle, troopers said.
The woman died on scene, investigators said.
The FHP said Cano is accused of leaving the crash without reporting it to authorities.