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Arrest made in hit-and-run that killed disabled man

Christopher Hovey booked into Clay County jail

Christopher Strickland
Christopher Strickland

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol has arrested the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run traffic crash that killed 32-year-old disabled man, Christopher Strickland.

Troopers announced that just before 6 p.m. Tuesday, Christopher Michael Hovey Sr. of Middleburg turned himself into the Clay County Sheriff's office in Green Cove Springs.

The FHP said that Hovey (pictured, right, in Clay County Sheriff's Office booking photo) is cooperating with authorities and has indicated to police that he was involved in the accident that killed Strickland. A 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer owned by Hovey was taken into evidence in the FHP's investigation into the deadly accident.

Strickland died from his injuries Friday after he was struck by the vehicle on Oct. 20 in the area of Mimosa Avenue near Sesame Street in Middleburg.

If anyone has information on the above listed case, please call the Florida Highway Dispatch Center at 904-359-6572 or First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).