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Man out on bond for murder accused of fleeing I-75 crash in Hillsborough County, troopers say

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Posted at 6:25 PM, Mar 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-07 18:26:02-05

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — A man out on bond for first-degree murder was arrested by troopers Sunday morning.

Florida Highway Patrol said Marquez Roberts left the scene of a crash where a motorcyclist was seriously injured.

Troopers said the crash happened while both drivers were headed southbound on I-75.

FHP said the motorcyclist was riding fast when he tried to pass Roberts but ended up clipping the back of his car. The motorcyclist fell off the motorcycle.

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Marquez Roberts

Troopers said Roberts initially stopped after the crash but then left.

Hillsborough County deputies found Roberts later in a parking lot. He was charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving serious bodily injury.