Hit And Run Driver Arrested

Billy Catherwood, arrested in Manatee County, Fla., for hit and run on I-75.

Sun City Center, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-Florida Highway Patrol investigators have arrested 63 year-old Billy Catherwood in Manatee County for that hit and run crash along southbound Interstate 75.

Troopers say Catherwood's pickup hit an SUV he was trying to overtake near Sun City Center Boulevard. The impact sent the SUV flying.  One witness reports the vehicle turned over three or four times before landing in the median. A father and his three children are injured.

Troopers say they found the pickup abandoned miles from the crash scene.  That discovery led them to Catherwood.

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