Tampa police looking for hit-and-run suspect, accident killed 93-year-old

Jasmine Crandall

UPDATE: Tampa Police are looking for 21-year-old Jasmine Crandall in connection with this accident. Police say she will be charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death. Crime Stoppers received an anonymous tip, police said.

Tampa police say the driver of this 1995 Saturn hit an elderly man and then left the scene. TPD photo
Tampa police say the driver of this 1995 Saturn hit an elderly man and then left the scene. TPD photo

PREVIOUS STORY: TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – An elderly man who was severely injured in a hit and run has died. Tampa police are still searching for the driver who hit him.

Investigators say William John Thompson, 93, of Tampa, was injured by a hit-and-run driver while crossing East Busch Boulevard at 28th Street at 10:50 a.m. on Tuesday.

Thompson was not using a crosswalk when he was hit by a gold 1995 Saturn. Thompson hit the hood and the windshield of the vehicle when he was hit.

The Saturn left the scene, driving west on Busch Boulevard. The car was later found with a smashed windshield. It was abandoned on the side of the road at 18th Street and Fairbanks Street.

According to witnesses, there were multiple people inside the vehicle at the time of the hit and run. Detectives want to talk to those passengers. Currently the passengers in the vehicle are not facing charges, but charges are possible if they withhold information relevant to a crime, according to a TPD spokesperson.


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