Hit-and-run on I-95 in Volusia leaves newlywed driver with life-threatening injuries

Florida troopers search for driver of white Dodge Charger

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol continues to search for a car involved in a hit-and-run crash in Volusia County that left a newlywed driver with life-threatening injuries.

The hit-and-run happened Sunday night on southbound I-95 at LPGA Boulevard near Daytona Beach.

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The FHP said a couple from Tennessee was on their honeymoon in Florida when a newer model Hemi Dodge Charger with a rear spoiler painted black merged onto I-95 and collided with their vehicle, causing it to overturn.

The groom, 29-year-old Christopher Coffey, who was driving, suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital, according to troopers. His wife, Mary Coffey has non-life-threatening injuries.

“The troopers said that their truck rolled 8-10 times,” the father of Christopher Coffey Joel Coffey said.

The driver of the Charger, which should have damage to its left front side, did not stop, the FHP said.

“He had just married his high school sweetheart, they had been dating on and off for about 10 years,” Coffey said.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the Charger or its driver is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 407-737-2200 or Crime Stoppers at 800-423-TIPS.


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