St Augustine was the scene of a deadly pedestrian hit and run accident Monday night that claimed the life of Dalton Khun. A candlelight vigil was held last night to remember the 16 year old teen. Family and friends gathered to share stories about Dalton. Friends of Dalton held signs declaring, "Justice for Dalton." Sadly the driver did not call 911 and the youth did not receive any medical care .Dalton was found on the side of U.S. 312 near Plantation Island Parkway Tuesday morning. Police believe the vehicle was a 2003 to 2007 Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra truck (or a similar model) The truck is reported to be missing a black side mirror and may have damage to the right side of the truck. Anyone that has any information or sees a truck with damage that fits this description is asked to call the St Augustine police at 904-825-1070 or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 888-277-8477.
Jacksonville was the scene of a deadly Hit-and -Run accident Sunday around 2 a.m. that claimed three young lives. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office the accident occurred on Jacksonville's Northside on Duval Station Road near North Main Street. The three young adults that were killed were traveling west on Duval street in a BMW. The BMW hit a tree after it was struck by another vehicle that fled the scene and was engulfed in flames. The driver of the BMW Kyle Cassani, was a young father of a seven month old baby. His two friends that died in the crash were planning their future together and would have been engaged soon. The young woman Allison Bushey, was a student at University of North Florida. Curtis Carlisle the young man riding with Cassani was working full time and was a student at a local welding school. Carlisle leaves behind two children. Some friends and family members of the victims visited the scene trying to cope with their loss they marked the spot with a poster honoring the victims and sharing their deep felt loss. The vehicle that caused the accident fled the scene and has been identified as silver the front driver's side would have damages according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Investigators. If you have any information about the driver or see a vehicle with damage that fits this description please contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS. While traffic fatalities have decreased in many major cities across the U.S. hit-and-run fatalities are on the rise nationally. Over 10% of our nation's crash fatalities involve a driver fleeing the scene. Drivers leaving the scene of a deadly accident are more likely to do so when drinking or driving on a suspended license. Hit-and- run drivers need to be held accountable when they are caught. We know that leaving a victim without medical care could make a big difference in the quality of life that victim may have in the future or even the difference between life and death.