ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A 48-year-old man was arrested on Sunday for a deadly hit-and-run crash that occurred on March 16, in downtown St. Petersburg. 

  • Dwight Horne is accused of leaving the scene
  • James Igler, 74, died

According to police, a Ford F-150 truck was traveling northbound on 28th Street North crossing Central Avenue when it hit a pedestrian. 

The pedestrian, identified as 74-year-old James Igler, suffered serious injuries and died on March 28 at Bayfront Health. 

Officials said the driver of the truck, Dwight Horne, failed to return to the scene after a witness told him he struck a pedestrian. 

(Courtesy of St. Petersburg Police)

Police were able to catch up with Horne more than 35 blocks away, however, Horne was not arrested until March 31. 

He has been charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving death.