Trilvell Middleton Fatally Hit by Car on State Road 200 in Marion County
Marion County, Florida (January 24, 2018) – The Florida Highway Patrol troopers have arrested a driver suspected to have fled after striking and killing a pedestrian on Tuesday morning in Marion County.
The crash was reported at around 7:48 a.m. Tuesday, January 23 at State Road 200 and Southwest 88 Terrace.
FHP said the man, identified as Trilvell Middleton, 30, was struck shortly after midnight by a white 2008 to 2011 Nissan Frontier truck.
Middleton died at the scene of the crash.
FHP said Fredrick Welde, 81, was arrested after his truck, which was later discovered abandoned at the Walmart gas station along State Road 200, matched the vehicle suspected to be involved in the hit-and-run.
Welde was taken into custody and transported to a hospital for intoxication analysis before being booked into jail by the Marion County deputies.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Middleton.
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