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Arrest made after bicyclist killed in hit-and-run, Tampa Police say

Posted at 9:33 PM, Jul 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-12 05:25:58-04

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Police said a person is in custody after a deadly hit-and-run involving a bicyclist on Sunday night.

Police said the victim, a 61-year-old man, was riding a bicycle eastbound across 50th Street at East 23rd Avenue around 7:45 p.m. when he was hit by a car. He died at the scene.

The car, a 4-door black sedan, was driving northbound on N. 50th Street in the outside lane. After hitting the victim, the driver left the scene without stopping to help, police said.

Police were able to locate the suspect vehicle and driver during the investigation. The car was found at the River View Apartments and impounded.

The driver, identified as Joel Weaver, 27, responded to the police station. After his arrest, he admitted to being the driver of the vehicle and said he knowingly left the scene after hitting the victim.

Weaver was charged with leaving the scene of a crash with death and taken to the Orient Road Jail.