ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol has arrested a 30-year-old man on charges of leaving the scene of a fatal crash that killed a 15-year-old boy and injured his brother last year.
FHP spokeswoman Kim Montes says Eric Wydra was arrested Thursday. He faces 30 years in prison if convicted.
Officials say Anthony Rodriguez was walking to a school bus stop with his brother, 15-year-old Miguel, when the Nov. 3 crash occurred. They were struck by a car that swerved off the road.
Troopers issued an alert for the suspect's car and a retired firefighter spotted it a few hours later outside a supermarket. FHP questioned Wydra and took a blood sample, but he was not arrested.
Records show Wydra has a history of traffic violations, including driving under the influence.