TAMPA, Fla. – A woman was detained by the Tampa Police Department (TPD) on Friday in connection with the hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of a 57-year-old bicyclist.
After being struck by a car, Darrell Lee Dawson was discovered unconscious in the street. TPD was called to the 1900 block of E. 21st Ave.
Dawson died from his wounds, and according to the police, his family gave their approval for his information to be released in order to aid in the investigation.
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Authorities said that Dameisha Tyana Ceasar’s family contacted detectives about her involvement in the hit-and-run after the crash footage was made public.
According to TPD, Ceasar had borrowed a blue Toyota Corolla from a home in the 3300 block of E. Wilder Ave. in 2023 in order to go to the store.
Later, Caesar told family members that she had just hit something.
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When the TPD found the car in Plant City on Thursday, October 26, according to officials, they discovered that Ceasar’s driver’s license had been suspended twice before, in June 2013 and again in 2015.
Ceasar turned herself in to the police on Friday. She was taken into custody and charged with driving without a valid driver’s license and leaving the scene of a crash with death.
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