21-year-old out on bond for 2018 Tampa murder accused of fleeing I-75 crash scene


HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A man arrested in 2018 on first degree murder charges in Tampa was arrested again Sunday after troopers said he left the scene of a serious crash on I-75 in Hillsborough County.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 32-year-old motorcyclist was speeding on I-75 south when he attempted to pass Marquez Davon Roberts, 21, who was also heading south.

As the motorcyclist attempted to pass, he clipped the rear of Roberts’ car, and was ejected from his motorcycle, according to FHP.

Officials said Roberts stopped initially, but then continued south on I-75.

The motorcyclist was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Hillsborough County deputies later found Roberts’ vehicle being towed in a parking lot on State Road 674, near a McDonald’s. Deputies located Roberts at his home in Ruskin, where they arrested him for leaving the scene of a crash involving serious bodily injury.

Arrest records show Roberts was arrested in 2018 for first degree murder in Tampa. An official with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said Roberts was released on bond on Dec. 11, 2018.

The crash shut down traffic between Big Bend Road to Sun City Center between 3 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Cars were diverted to US-41 and US-301.

The road has since reopened.

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April 24 2021 08:00 am

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