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Bicyclist dies from injuries after hit-and-run; driver arrested

Police said 75-year-old Grace Hunter was driving with a suspended or revoked license.

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Clearwater police say a bicyclist left in critical condition after a hit-and-run crash died Friday night from their injuries.

A 75-year-old woman was arrested on Wednesday, Aug. 18, in connection to the crash. Now, she could be facing additional charges.

The hit-and-run crash happened around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, in the area of Myrtle Avenue and Jones Street near U.S. Highway 19. Responding police found a 51-year-old on a bike suffering from "serious injuries," the department said. 

The bicyclist has since been pronounced dead.

On Wednesday, police released images of the possible vehicle used in the crash. "It could be a Toyota or Hyundai missing a right rear hubcap," police said in a tweet. The white hatchback-style vehicle also may have a damaged hood, police added. 

That same day, someone in the community recognized Grace Hunter's car from the released photos and contacted police.

Hunter was arrested Wednesday night and was charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving serious bodily injury and driving with a license suspended or revoked causing serious bodily injury. 

Police said she was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on the above charges. 

In an update on Monday, Aug. 22, Clearwater police said, "any updated charges will be filed by the Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney's Office."

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