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FPPD: Hit and Run Suspect Turns Himself In; No Further Information Released

Intersection of 2300 Ave O in Fort Pierce. New Mt. Zion Church in the background.
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Intersection of 2300 Ave O in Fort Pierce. New Mt. Zion Church in the background.

Fort Pierce - Thursday June 27, 2024: The Fort Pierce Police Department (FPPD) has announced that the driver of the Honda Civic involved in Wednesday morning's hit-and-runcrash that killed a moped rider has "turned himself in."

He has been identified as 29-year-old David Fernandez.

The crash happened in the 2300 block of Ave. O in Fort Pierce. Police got the call at 7:58 AM Wednesday morning.

A Honda Civic was traveling eastbound along Avenue O when it collided with the moped which was heading south along N. 23rd Street. The driver fled the scene before police arrived. The moped rider was transported to HCA Lawnwood Hospital where he later died.

Fernandez surrendered at the Fort Pierce Police Department Wednesday night. Charges are pending.