JSO: Man strikes, leaves girl in fatal hit-and-run

12:49 PM, Jul 20, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, FL - A man who investigators say was behind the wheel of a vehicle that struck and killed a three-year-old girl turned himself in to authorities Friday evening.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, 53-year-old Eric Clayton drove over Tariyah Williams as she was playing outside on the 2300 block of Johnson Ave.

Neighbors say Clayton then stopped his vehicle and placed the child's body off the roadway before driving off. Police were able to locate his vehicle in the 2300 block of Kinwood Ave.

Clayton turned himself in to authorities later that evening admitting to being the driver, according to the report.

Police records show that Clayton's driver's license was cancelled indefinitely on August 19, 2011 in addition to being revoked.

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