Driver flees scene of crash, leaves dog behind, Florida authorities say


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CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida Highway Patrol is looking for the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash, who also left a dog behind at the scene. The crash occurred on I-275 northbound in Pinellas County on Monday afternoon.

FHP says the unknown man was driving a silver 1999 Honda Accord when he rear-ended a Dodge Caravan around 1:30 p.m. Monday in Pinellas County. After the collision, troopers say the driver of the Accord exited his car to check on the passengers of the Caravan, but then got back in the Accord and fled from the scene.

The trooper who responded to the crash has taken the dog home, and now FHP says they’re searching for the driver of the Accord.

The Honda Accord was later recovered on I-75 at the 223 mm in Manatee County, but the driver has not been found.

The driver is described as a white male with curly hair. The Honda Accord is registered to Shannon Marie Kelly of 5067 NW 56th Terr. in Ocala.

Anyone with information regarding the male driver should contact the FHP at *347 or 813-631-4020. The case is under investigation.


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