PASCO COUNTY, FL. – In a horrific series of events, a Dade City woman was killed overnight, walking along US-301.
On Sunday, at approximately 3:30 AM, Florida Highway Patrol Troopers responded to a fatal hit and run crash along US-301, south of Desrosier Road, in Dade City.
Troopers discovered that a silver or white sedan traveling northbound, departed the highway and entered the east shoulder of the road.
The vehicle collided with a traffic sign, re-entered the highway, entered the shoulder a second time, and collided with a 49-year-old Dade City woman who was walking along the grass shoulder.
Suffering fatal injuries at the crash scene, the impact severed the victim, with her torso left upon the shoulder and lower extremities propelled into the travel lanes of US-301.
Later, at 4:58 AM, while still investigating the fatal crash, FHP Troopers and Pasco Sheriff’s Deputies observed a silver 2005 Chevy pickup traveling northbound directly at them at high speed.
Ignoring commands to stop, the driver who was later identified as Andrew Thomas Krummen, 23, of Dade City, continued into the crime scene.
Nearly striking two Sheriff’s Deputies, Krummen proceeded through the crime scene and ran over the lower extremities of the victim from the initial crash.
Unyielding, Krummen failed to stop as Troopers gave chase in a pursuit that lasted for approximately 10 minutes until its termination at CR-788 and SR-471 in Webster, Florida, as a result of a PIT maneuver conducted by an FHP Sergeant.
Krummen was arrested and booked into the Pasco County Jail, charged with aggravated assault with a motor vehicle upon a law enforcement officer, reckless driving, DUI, fleeing and eluding, destruction of evidence, driving while license revoked and false imprisonment of Krummen’s two passengers, a 33-year-old Brooksville man, and 35-year-old Dade City woman, who Troopers could see were trying to flag them down and exit the vehicle.
Anyone with information regarding the initial hit and run crash is asked to call FHP or Crime Stoppers at *FHP and **TIPS respectively.