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Man accused of hit and run death of 13 year old found guilty in Collier County

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Posted at 5:58 PM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 07:26:01-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — The man responsible for hitting a 13-year-old Naples boy and leaving the scene of the accident was found guilty.

Pedro Silva-Diaz is charged with one count of Leaving the Scene of a Crash Involving Death and one count of Driving with No Driver's License Causing death.

In 2017 Silva-Diaz hit the boy at the intersection of Lakewood Boulevard and Estey Avenue. A witness to the crash provided the driver's tag number to deputies.

Silva-Diaz maintains he thought a nail went into his tire.

Shayden Colvin was transported to the hospital but unfortunately died as a result of his injuries.

RELATED: FAMILY OF BOY KILLED IN HIT AND RUN CRASH PLEADS FOR WITNESSES TO COME FORWARD.

Sentencing for Silva-Diaz is scheduled for October 28th.

He faces up to 35 years in prison.