The Florida Highway Patrol announced Friday morning they had found the driver and passenger who fled the scene of a fatal crash on U.S. 301.
A man driving a 2004 GMC Yukon was headed southbound on U.S. 301 near Bishop Road around 1:04 a.m. There were two male passengers, according to FHP. The driver then lost control of the car, which had then spun onto the outside shoulder and hit several trees.
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The driver and one of the passengers fled on foot but were found in the woods near the crash site. They sat shirtless and handcuffed on the side of the road as FHP continued the investigation. The second passenger died at the scene of the crash, who has yet to be named pending next of kin notification.
The driver has been identified as Oscar Lopez-Yesca, 22, of Wimauma. He faces several charges, including leaving the scene of a crash involving a death, driving without a license involving a death, and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.
The roadway was reopened as of 6:11 a.m.
Anyone who has information on the incident can contact Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-873-8477 or dial *FHP. FHP reminds drivers to stay at the scene of the crash involving property damage, injury or death.