Tampa Police Make Arrest in Hit-and-Run Killing of 57-Year-Old Bicyclist
Image Source: Tampa Bay Times

Tampa Police Make Arrest in Hit-and-Run Killing of 57-Year-Old Bicyclist

On Friday, the Tampa Police Department (TPD) apprehended a woman in connection with a hit-and-run incident that resulted in the tragic death of a 57-year-old bicyclist.

Following the collision, Darrell Lee Dawson was found unconscious in the street. TPD was summoned to the 1900 block of E. 21st Ave.

Regrettably, Dawson succumbed to his injuries. The police, with the consent of his family, released this information to assist in the investigation.

Authorities reported that Dameisha Tyana Ceasar’s family reached out to detectives after the crash footage became public, indicating her involvement in the hit-and-run.

According to TPD, Ceasar had borrowed a blue Toyota Corolla from a residence in the 3300 block of E. Wilder Ave. in 2023 to run an errand.

Subsequently, Ceasar informed her family that she had been involved in an incident.

When TPD located the vehicle in Plant City on Thursday, October 26, they discovered that Ceasar’s driver’s license had been suspended twice before, first in June 2013 and then again in 2015.

Ceasar voluntarily surrendered to the police on Friday. She was placed under arrest and charged with operating a vehicle without a valid driver’s license and fleeing the scene of a fatal collision.

With more than two years of expertise in news and analysis, Eileen Stewart is a seasoned reporter. Eileen is a respected voice in this field, well-known for her sharp reporting and insightful analysis. Her writing covers a wide range of subjects, from politics to culture and more.