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15-year-old skateboarder killed by hit-and-run driver in Manatee County

FHP searching for driver of Toyota Tacoma made between 2012-2015
skateboarder killed in hit-and-run
Posted at 9:46 AM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 23:36:16-04

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol is asking for the public's help in their search for a driver who hit and killed a 15-year-old early Wednesday morning.

FHP said a 15-year-old, identified as Thomas Jaren Croumbley, was skateboarding on Upper Manatee River Road when a truck hit them.

Troopers said they are searching for a Toyota Tacoma that has extensive front end damage. They believe the truck was made between 2012 and 2015.

The hit-and-run accident caused the Fort Hamer Bridge to be shut down for several hours, it has since reopened.

Editor's note: The original crash report listed the victim's age as 21, this story has been updated to reflect the correct age of 15