Tips lead to Ryan Pottinger's arrest in fatal hit and run

4:20 PM, Oct 1, 2013   |    comments
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Dover, Florida -- Hillsborough Sheriff's deputies have arrested the driver sought in the fatal hit and run of an elderly man walking across a Dover road Monday afternoon.

Deputies say numerous tips received from the community helped them locate the Ford Ranger sought in the accident and the owner of the vehicle, 30-year-old Ryan Pottinger, who was arrested at his home Tuesday.

Investigators say 80-year-old Santiago Sanchez-Lopez was walking east across Sydney Dover Road around 2:30 p.m. Monday when a Ford Ranger, heading south at about 50 mph, hit Sanchez-Lopez in the middle of the road. Sanchez-Lopez died at the scene.

Pottinger has been charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving death, driving while license suspended involving death and habitual traffic offender.

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