Pine View Student Dies After Hit-And-Run In Sarasota
After almost two weeks in a coma, the 13-year-old Pine View student who was involved in a hit-and-run on August 16th, Lilly died from her injuries on Sunday, August 28, 2022.
65-year-old David Ching Cheng Chang was charged with leaving the scene of a serious crash with property damage and evidence of destruction. The charges have since been upgraded to leaving the scene without rendering aid involving death, a felony.
Although Chang fled the scene, he was tracked and arrested when his vehicle was discovered at a Tampa auto body shop. Chang was arrested in Jacksonville, Arkansas on Sunday, according to Florida Highway Patrol, and there are plans underway to have him extradited to Sarasota County.
The intersection where the accident occurred has been notoriously precarious for students and drivers as foliage obstructs drivers’ views. Pine View teacher, Scott Wolfinger, started a petition to reform the dangerous 3-way stop and prevent similar accidents in the future. Access the petition here.
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