Dover, Florida -- A man has been arrested for leaving the scene after he hit a pedestrian on Sydney Road.

On January 18, Dannie Ray Dixon Jr., was taken into custody for leaving the scene of a traffic crash after he hit Stacey Parkerson on the morning of January 17.

Witnesses identified Dixon as the driver of the pick up truck that hit Parkerson as she was walking along Sydney Road. Dixon fled in the truck without stopping and helping. The truck was recovered at a home on Ralston Road in Plant City. It was missing the grill, and had damage to the right front side.

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During the Dixon's interview, detectives discovered that Dixon was suicidal and he was transported to a local hospital where he was Baker Acted for a mental evaluation.

Dixon was later booked in the Orient Road Jail in Hillsborough County and has been charged with one count of leaving the scene of a traffic crash involving injury.

Stacey Parkerson remains hospitalized in serious condition with life threatening injuries.

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