Police arrest driver in deadly hit-and-run crash in Tampa

The crash happened on Sunday
hit and run
Posted at 8:19 PM, Aug 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-01 16:09:54-04

TAMPA, FLA.-  — Tampa police have arrested the driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run on Sunday.

Police arrested and charged Chanetra Neely, 33, with leaving the scene of a crash with death.

The crash happened on August 29 around 5:30 p.m. Police said the victim was riding his bicycle westbound on 28th Avenue and turned into an intersection on 22nd Street where he was struck by a vehicle.

The driver and passenger of the vehicle returned and interacted with the victim for a short period of time before leaving the scene before police and EMS arrived, according to Tampa Police.

"We've been told by detectives this bicyclist, the 60-year-old man who was hit was alert and talking. He did have an injury to his arm, but was able to tell officers the woman said she didn't have any insurance and she had to get home and left the scene," said Jamel Lanee with the Tampa Police Department.

Tampa Police released a video from a nearby business. It shows two women near the trunk of the car.

"As you're watching this video, you also see this same gold or beige 4-door what we think is a Nissan Altima turn around, stop in the middle of the road, get out, the driver, female, goes to her trunk and takes some kind of either towel or something over to the person who is now on the road," said Lanee.

"We want to talk to them to hear their side and again have a conversation with them about the incident that occurred," said Lanee.

Tampa Police said the man died days later at a local hospital.