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Hit and run suspect arrested in Lakeland

3:56 PM, Jul 24, 2010   |    comments
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Lakeland, FL -- Lakeland Police are investigating an accident that happened in the 2100 block of Griffin Road shortly after 2 a.m. Friday.

According to investigators, both drivers were headed east on Griffin Road when the driver of a 2004 Nissan, Damian Hernandez, hit a motorcyle operated by 67-year-old Kenneth Spooner.

Spooner was prounounced dead on the scene and Hernandez took off on foot. He was later arrested, treated for minor non life-threatening injuries and then transported to Polk County Jail.

Hernandez's passenger, Jeremy Edinger, received minor, non life-threatening injuries.  

Elyce M. Grimes

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