SARASOTA -- A 38-year-old man has been arrested in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian in Sarasota, according to the Sarasota Police Department.
About 9:30 p.m., a 57-year-old man was crossing the westbound lanes of the 3400 block of Fruitville Road, when he was hit by a westbound box truck. The driver did not stop, police said.
The pedestrian, whose name has not be released, died at the scene.
The driver of the truck was identified as Darden Nicks of Sarasota. He has been charged with possession of narcotics and narcotic paraphernalia, according to police. He was released from jail after posting bonds totaling $360.
The Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit is continuing its investigation of the crash. Anyone with information can call Officer Bruce King at 941-364-7323.