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Arrest made in wrong-way hit-and-run on off-ramp

Posted at 8:36 AM, Mar 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-01 08:36:13-05

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – Florida Highway Patrol has made an arrest in a hit and run accident in which someone had to be airlifted to the hospital.

Investigators say that at 9:44 p.m. Thursday, 47-year-old Joshua Westley was driving the wrong way on an exit ramp from Interstate 75 at Immokalee Road when the mirror of his truck struck a pedestrian who was walking across the off ramp.

Troopers say Westley then drove off before he was arrested a short time later in a restaurant parking lot.

The victim, 41-year-old Ryan Evanson of Naples, was flown to Lee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. We're waiting on an update on his condition.