Man arrested nearly 5 months after fatal Marion County crash, FHP says

Incident occurred in May 2021

File photo of Florida Highway Patrol cruiser
File photo of Florida Highway Patrol cruiser (WJXT 2020)

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.

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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.


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