Sarasota Police Investigating Hit & Run Crash with Serious Injuries

SARASOTA, Fla. -- August 14, 2017 -- 1 p.m.

Following a thorough investigation, Devon Watts, 27, of Sarasota, has been charged with failing to stop at a crash involving serious bodily injury.  

On April 11, 2017, Watts was driving a white Chevy Silverado near the intersection of North Pineapple Avenue and 1st Street in Sarasota when he struck Ryan Wear, of Sarasota.  Wear was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital as a trauma alert and is still recovering.

The Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit appreciates the numerous tips that were called in during the weeks following this crash.

Devon Watts, 27

Devon Watts, 27

 

SARASOTA, Fla. -- April 11, 2017 -- 9 a.m.

Officers with the Sarasota Police Department are investigating a hit and run crash with serious injuries that occurred at approximately 2 a.m. today, Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at the intersection of North Pineapple Avenue and 1st Street, Sarasota.

The victim, a male in his late 20's, was in the road at the intersection of North Pineapple Ave. and 1st St. when he was struck by a white Chevy Silverado.  It's unknown at this time why the victim was in the road.  The victim's name is currently being withheld.

The Chevy Silverado left the scene without offering assistance to the victim.  The victim was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital as a trauma alert and is currently in critical condition.

Officers are searching for a white Chevy Silverado with possible left front quarter panel damage.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Traffic Homicide Investigator Officer Jason Frank 941-364-7370.