|Published:||Oct 21, 2010 3:47 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 21, 2010 12:47 PM EDT|
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida driver has been charged with hitting and killing a bicyclist then leaving the scene.
Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies arrested 29-year-old Shawn Burton on Tuesday. Deputy Larry McKinnon said a friend lent Burton his SUV, a Ford Explorer, and wondered why it was damaged when Burton returned it. Burton said he struck a deer. The owner became suspicious after hearing news reports about the hit and run and called authorities.
Deputies said 30-year-old Ishizuka Kayoko was riding her bike last month when Burton struck her from behind.