Driver from 2014 fatal hit-and-run in Pasco arrested

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. -- An 80-year-old woman was walking across US-19 at Moog Rd. around 7:30 PM when she was struck by an unidentified driver on Dec. 30, 2014. The vehicle was described as a black BMW.

The driver continued to keep going at a fast speed, leaving the scene of the crash. 80-year-old Virginia Hughes was transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries, later succumbing to her injuries.

Pasco deputies received a tip about the identity of the driver recently, leading to the arrest of 65-year-old John Burke on Oct. 12, 2016. He was arrested at home and charged with leaving the scene of a crash with a death involved. He was sent to the Pasco County Jail and is on a $50,000 bond.

 

 

 

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