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Teen dead, driver arrested in Pinellas hit & run

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Posted at 5:07 AM, May 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-30 05:57:04-04

A teenager died Sunday after a truck ran him over in Kenneth City. The driver left the scene, but Pinellas deputies have since booked him on hit-and-run charges. 

The victim, 19-year-old Sean McCasland, reportedly jumped on a truck during an altercation outside his home -- but then the driver took off. 

Investigators said McCasland was seen hanging from the driver's side door of the truck, but eventually fell to the road on 61st Lane North. 

A report from PCSO said the driver then stopped and ran over the victim before taking off down 49th Avenue North westbound. 

Emergency crews rushed McCasland to the hospital, but he died Sunday from his injuries. 

Investigators later identified 20-year-old Tyler Johnson as the driver, and deputies arrested him without incident. Johnson was charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving death.

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