Fort Myers man formally charged by state attorney in fatal hit-and-run involving pedestrian
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The state attorney's office filed formal charges this week against a 28-year-old Fort Myers man in a late November fatal hit-and-run case.
According to Fort Myers police, Cameron Holmes is accused of striking Helen Heastie near the intersection of Colonial and Ortiz boulevards around 2:20 a.m. Nov. 25 and then left the scene.
Heastie, 53, was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital where she died.
Holmes, driven by his wife, returned to the scene and told officers that he "believed he came into contact with something" and his wife thought it was best if he returned to the area.
Law enforcement officers noticed Holmes' speech was slow and slurred, he had bloodshot eyes and swayed slightly as well as having a strong odor of alcohol. Holmes was given a field sobriety test, but he refused a breath test.
Holmes, an assistant basketball coach at Southwest Florida Christian Academy, was placed on administrative leave by the school.
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