News: Man charged with leaving scene of crash on State Road 44


LAKE DEATON, FL – A man accused of fleeing the scene of a crash in Sumter County earlier this year has been apprehended, the Villages-News reports.

The Florida Highway Patrol identified the suspect as 31-year-old Marcus J. Sims of Leesburg.  The accident happened Jan. 28 on State Road 44 near Lake Deaton.

According to the FHP, Sims was driving a Maserati and racing with an Audi when the vehicles were involved in a crash that also included another vehicle. A 27-year-old woman from Summerfield was injured in the incident.

Sims allegedly left the scene but was identified in a photo lineup in May.

He was arrested last week on multiple charges, including hit and run and reckless driving.  Authorities said he was also driving with a suspended license.

Sims was released from the Sumter County Detention Center after posting bond.

Have you been injured in a car accident due to the actions of a hit-and-run driver? If so, the Sumter County car accident lawyers  at Whittel & Melton would like to hear about your case.  Our knowledgeable legal team will fight diligently on your behalf to give you the best opportunity to be fairly compensated. To schedule a free initial consultation where we can review your case in detail, you can reach out to us online or by phone at 866-608-5529.

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