FHP arrests suspect in Holiday hit-and-run, still looking for person of interest

Pasco hit-and-run arrest

Update on Thursday, May 18, 2017: The Florida Highway Patrol has made an arrest after a 14-year-old boy  was plowed into by a stolen vehicle in Pasco earlier this week.

Christopher Michael Try, 20, of Hudson, Fla. is charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving an injury, which is a felony. He is also charged with reckless driving damage. The FHP said Try was the driver of a gold Ford SUV that hit the boy.

Authorities are holding Try at the Pasco County Detention Facility on $10,500 bond. He was booked around 2:27 a.m. Thursday.

Law enforcement is still looking for Kevin Wilson, who is considered a person of interest.

The SUV driver hit the teen on Moog Road Monday evening, then left the scene.

Original Story on Wednesday, May 17, 2017: HOLIDAY, Fla. -- The Florida Highway Patrol is looking for two people of interest after a 14-year-old was hurt when he was plowed by a stolen vehicle and it was all caught on tape.

The vehicle that hit him was apparently found Wednesday by Pasco County mosquito control workers. It is being processed for evidence.

 The original owner has reported it as stolen.

FHP is currently looking to talk to Christopher Michael Try, 20,  of Hudson and Kevin Wilson, 23, of New Port Richey.

 The SUV plowed into the teen on Moog Road and took off Monday evening.

"My leg hurts, my back, my hand, my arm, when I do this, it hurts," Johnny Walsh explained.

The hit-and-run crash was captured on home surveillance video. You see a gold 1998 Ford SUV turn from Windham Drive onto Moog Road. The driver loses control, hits a parked pickup truck, then slams into Walsh, who was riding his bike home after playing with friends.

"He looked right at me and I looked at him, and I hurried up and tried getting off the bike and I turned, but it was too late. I got hit," Walsh said.

From another angle, you see the SUV take off down Moog Road. Walsh and his family are hoping the driver gets caught, but they’re thankful he’s okay.

Incredibly, you see Walsh stand up in the video after being hit. He was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries. He has bumps and bruises on his legs, hip and arms. Walsh said he made eye contact with the driver, whom he described as a white man in his 20s.

State Troopers are investigating the crash. The driver of a white car can be seen in the video chasing after the SUV. He got a tag number, but so far troopers haven't been able to catch the driver.

"I'm just glad he's okay, he's standing up, he's here talking with me right now, but after all, I would like the guy, whoever he is to come forward and be a man and turn yourself in, please," Walsh's dad said.

 

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