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FHP: Man arrested in Alachua County hit-and-run crash that killed teen

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ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – A man was arrested just over a week after a teenage girl was killed and another was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash in Alachua County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Brandon Alexander Holt, 24, of Waldo, was arrested Thursday by FHP in Hawthorne.

Troopers said a white 1996 Ford F-250 pickup truck was located Thursday night Gainesville.

The crash happened about 9 p.m. Oct. 16 on County Road 364 at Southeast 58th Terrace in Micanopy, just south of Gainesville.

According to the Highway Patrol, two 14-year-old girls and a 13-year-old boy were walking east in the westbound lanes of C.R. 346 when, for unknown reasons, an older-model truck traveling east went into the westbound lanes, approaching the teenagers from behind, and a portion of the truck collided with two of the three teens. 

"After the collision, the truck made a U-turn, came back, was aware he was involved in the crash with a person. When some of the witnesses went to check on him, he fled," said FHP Lt. Patrick Riordan. 

Troopers said Hannah Brown, 14, of Micanopy, died at the scene and the 14-year-old from Hawthorne was taken to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville in critical condition. A GoFundMe page was set up to help the family of the Hawthorne teen with medical expenses.

The 13-year-old from Micanopy was reportedly uninjured. 

According to troopers, the driver of the truck stopped after the crash and stepped out of the vehicle, but took off west on C.R. 346 toward U.S. 441 before FHP arrived. 


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