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Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office investigates deadly hit-and-run

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Posted at 8:24 PM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 04:47:13-04

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly hit-and-run accident.

On Saturday morning at 3:34 a.m., the sheriff's office says Richard Glorioso, 27, was driving a 2015 blue Chevy Cruze on Trapnell Road. The victim was walking on the north shoulder of the road, according to deputies.

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At some point, authorities say Glorioso failed to maintain his lane and ran off the roadway to the left, striking and killing the victim.

He fled the scene without stopping or calling 911.

Before the accident, the sheriff's office says Glorioso was a suspect in a burglary case that happened in Plant City. Plant City Police found Glorioso in his car and found drugs and a firearm on North Maryland Ave. at 4:39 a.m.

Damage to the front side of the car was consistent with a pedestrian accident, authorities said.

Glorioso was arrested on numerous charges unrelated to the hit-and-run.

He was charged with: possession of cocaine, possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, improper exhibition of a dangerous weapon or firearm, possession of firearm during commission of felony, burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, grand theft and criminal mischief.

Meanwhile, Plant City Police requested the help from the Florida Highway Patrol to locate the victim in the hit-and-run. The victim's body was found on Trapnell Road.

HCSO assumed the investigation for the hit-and-run accident since it happened in their jurisdiction.

The sheriff's office says late Sunday night Glorioso was also charged with leaving the scene of a crash with death. He remains in jail.