Man charged in 2010 fatal crash in Manatee

MANATEE -- A Ruskin man was arrested in connection to a fatal accident in Palmetto last year.

Anthony Zipperer, 28, was charged with vehicular homicide and booked into the Manatee County jail. He was being held without bond.

On July 26, 2010, Zipperer, driving a Ford four-door car, was chasing another man who was driving a Lexus, on 69th Street East.

The chase began after the man took $270 in cash from Zipperer and did not provide the drugs he had purchased, a Florida Highway Patrol media release said.

After a 10 to 15-minute chase, the Lexus driver braked, but Zipperer was still driving at a “higher rate of speed,” the release said. Zipperer’s car slammed into the rear of the other car, causing the driver of the Lexus to lose control and hit a power pole, the release said.

The driver died on scene.

Zipperer was arrested Tuesday after an arrest warrant was issued by the State Attorney’s Office.

Zipperer also has another unrelated charge of child neglect without great harm,