36-Year-Old Citra Resident Killed in Hillsborough County Hit-and-Run Crash
According to Hillsborough County court documents, a 26-year-old man turned himself in to the Florida Highway Patrol over the weekend evening for his alleged involvement in a deadly hit-and-run crash on the Selmon Expressway early Sunday morning that claimed the life of a 36-year-old man from Citra.
Preliminary collision reports from the Florida Highway Patrol operating in Hillsborough County indicate that on the morning of June 13th, 2021, 26-year-old Miguel Matias Usher was driving a pickup truck in the eastern direction of the Selmon Expressway close to mile marker 11 when he attempted to make a lane change in order to pass the slower traffic in front of his vehicle. In the process of doing so, the front passenger-side of the pickup clipped the rear-end of another car on the road causing both vehicles to spin wildly out-of-control before coming to a complete stop along the shoulder of the busy highway.
Emergency responders from multiple law enforcement agencies arrived at the scene of the accident to assist the severely injured individuals, however, 26-year-old Usher was nowhere in sight. Hillsborough County medical teams immediately rushed to administer life-saving methods to both occupants of the car – the 36-year-old driver from Citra and his passenger, a 33-year-old woman from Brandon. The female passenger was transported to a local hospital where she remains in critical condition. Sadly, due to the extreme nature of the injuries he sustained in the collision, the 36-year-old driver passed away at the crash site.
Later that Sunday afternoon, Miguel Matias Usher stepped forward and turned himself in to the local Florida Highway Patrol office. He was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving death and leaving the scene of a crash involving serious bodily injury and will remain in the Hillsborough County correctional system until his day in court.
For over forty-four years and counting, Florida auto accident attorney James O. Cunningham has been dedicated to fighting for the rights of victims who have been severely injured in hit-and-run collisions. If you would like to schedule a free 30-minute case evaluation, please contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY to speak with an associate.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.