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Man out on bond for 2018 murder accused of driving away from I-75 crash

Marquez Roberts, now 21, was arrested at home by Florida Highway Patrol troopers.
Marquez Davon Roberts, 19.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — A man charged with murder in the deadly shooting of another man at a Tampa McDonald's parking lot is accused of driving off after a speeding motorcyclist crashed into him on Interstate 75.

Marquez Roberts was arrested and charged for leaving the scene of a crash involving serious bodily injury, according to a Florida Highway Patrol news release.

Troopers allege the motorcyclist, a 32-year-old man from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, crashed into the back of Roberts' car around 2:45 a.m. on southbound I-75 near Big Bend Road.

Roberts initially stopped, troopers say, but he continued onward. His car was found by Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies near a McDonald's restaurant as it was being towed by AAA.

FHP says Roberts requested the towing service and went home. He later was arrested.

Roberts was one of two people charged in the deadly July 2018 shooting, arrest records show. He was released on bond in December 2018.

A stretch of southbound I-75 was closed for several hours. It has since reopened to traffic.

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