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Tampa Bay-Area Deputy Injured In Hit-And-Run Crash

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ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa Bay-area sheriff’s deputy is hospitalized after being seriously injured in a head-on crash.

Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco says the deputy’s cruiser was hit head on by a pickup truck early Wednesday, and the other driver fled the scene on foot.

Deputy Darren Hill was airlifted to a Tampa hospital. The sheriff’s office says Hill was being treated for two broken legs and internal injuries.

Authorities say Hill was able to trigger an emergency alert signal in his vehicle after the crash.

Nocco says it’s not known whether the other driver was intoxicated. Authorities were attempting to track the suspect with police dogs.

Nocco says a woman who owns the truck gave investigators a list of people who may have been driving to a New Year’s Eve party.

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