ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – A deadly hit-and-run crash shut down westbound lanes of International Golf Parkway early Friday morning, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office said.
Monica Peterle Long, 71, of St. Johns County. was hit by a vehicle and killed sometime between 5 a.m. and 5:45 a.m. near International Golf Parkway and Royal Pines Parkway, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.
The spokesman said preliminary evidence suggests Long was walking in or near the roadway when the collision occurred, and the vehicle involved did not stay at the crash scene.
An investigation led to the identification of the vehicle involved through forensic and video evidence.
Later in the afternoon, deputies approached a residence where the vehicle was located, in search of 32-year-old Daniel Joseph Vickery. After interviewing the suspect, the officers arrested Vickery and seized the vehicle.
Vickery was booked into the SJSO Jail, charged with Leaving the Scene of a Crash Resulting in a Death.
Though the suspect is in custody, a further investigation is being led into this deadly hit-and-run crash.