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Bicyclist Charles Hudson Jr., 66, killed in collision with alleged hit-and-run driver Darrell Lavel Coleman Jr., 26, on Kokomo Road in Haines City, Florida

Modified Date: 
Sun, 11/19/2017 - 11:07am
Accident Date: 
Monday, July 24, 2017

Driver sought in fatal Polk County hit-and-run crash

The car, which the traffic unit said was "weaving," fled the scene. The driver abandoned the car off nearby Detour Road.

Polk deputies search for hit-and-run suspect who left sheriff’s office volunteer dead

The sheriff’s office has identified the suspect as 26-year-old Darrell Lavel Coleman Jr. from Lake Hamilton. Investigators say after he hit Hudson, he drove to Detour Road then abandoned his car and walked away.     

Reward offered as deputies investigate fatal hit-and-run crash in Polk County

Anyone with information regarding the incident has been asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS. You can also log onto[2] to submit your tip via the web, or download a secure and password protected mobile app for your smart device by going to the app store and downloading the free “P3tips” mobile app. Anonymity is guaranteed and you may be eligible for a $5,000 cash reward.     

Hit and Run
People Involved: 
Charles Hudson Jr.
Darrell Lavel Coleman Jr.
Kokomo Road

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