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Collier Circuit judge Ramiro Manalich declared a mistrial Friday night in the case against an East Naples man accused in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 13-year-old boy. 

After more than five hours of deliberation, the jury could not reach a unanimous verdict  

Pedro Silva-Diaz, 34, was driving a Toyota Tundra the night of Nov. 10, 2017, when his vehicle struck Shayden Colvin, who was on his bicycle near the intersection of Lakewood Boulevard and Estey Avenue. He died from his injuries the next morning.

Colvin’s family filled one side of the courtroom, while Silva-Diaz’ family filled the other. They listened as witnesses, investigators and medical examiners retold what they saw the night of the fatal crash. 

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Jurors had to decide if there was reasonable doubt that Silva-Diaz knew he struck Colvin based on evidence presented by defense attorney Lee Hollander and Assistant State Attorney Mara Marzano. 

At least 17 witnesses testified, including Colvin's mother, Niki Colvin. 

Silva-Diaz testified Thursday. Through a court interpreter, he said he felt his car jump and thought a nail popped out of his tire but did not think he had hit a person. 

Silva-Diaz explained that he was driving home from his shift at Tacos and Tequila in Naples and meant to stop by Walgreens to buy eggs for his wife, but decided not to stop and headed to his brother’s house instead to pick up a bicycle he was going to use the next day. 

“I did not see him,” he said through an interpreter. “If I would have seen him I would have stopped.” 

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The jury watched a video from the night of the crash taken by a CCSO deputy dash-cam after Silva-Diaz was pulled over. 

During closing arguments, Assistant State Attorney Mara Marzano told the jury Silva-Diaz knew he had struck Colvin and decided not to stop because he knew he would get in trouble for not having a valid Florida license.

“A lot of people stopped and helped, but one person did not,” Marzano said. 

During closing arguments, Hollander argued that although the circumstances of the case were tragic, it did not mean they were criminal. 

"No one argues against that," Hollander said. "Just because there was a tragedy, it does not mean someone committed a crime."

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