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Tampa Police Arrest Suspect In Fatal Vehicle Vs Moped Crash


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On April 19, 2024, less than 24 hours after the incident occurred, Tampa Police arrested 38-year-old Nicholas Harrison Jr. (H/M), in connection with the death of the 27-year-old victim (B/M).

At approximately 3:57 a.m. on April 19, 2024, Tampa Police began investigating a fatal vehicle vs. moped crash.

The investigation revealed that the suspect was driving a 2007 Dodge Charger and was traveling eastbound on E. Hillsborough Ave. The victim, who was also traveling eastbound, was driving a moped. Both the defendant and victim were traveling in the inside lane when Harrison’s vehicle struck the rear of the victim’s moped. Harrison fled the scene and continued traveling eastbound on E. Hillsborough Ave with the moped lodged in the front bumper of his vehicle. The moped eventually dislodged and was located less than a mile away from the scene.

Upon their arrival, officers located the victim on scene, where he was later pronounced deceased.

At approximately 6:00 p.m., Harrison turned himself in at the Tampa Police District 3 office.

Harrison was transported to Orient Road Jail and charged with One Felony Count of Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Death.

The Tampa Police Department reminds the community to stay on scene when involved in a crash. Once you leave the scene, you may face criminal charges, especially if the crash results in serious injury or death.