Father dies following hit-and-run, son in critical condition

- The Tampa Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run that killed a father and injured his two sons.

The accident happened Sunday afternoon near New Tampa Boulevard and Wood Sage Drive just before noon. 

Police say a family of three was riding bikes on a marked bike path when a car veered off the road, striking all three.

"This is a family that is in a very tough situation," said Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan. "Their life changed instantly just before noon as they were doing a family bike ride."

The father, Pedro Aguerreberry, died a short time after being transported to the hospital. His youngest son, 3-year-old Bennett, has serious injuries. His second son, eight-year-old Lucas, was transported with non-life threatening injuries. 

Police say the driver abandoned the car in a public parking area of a nearby community about two miles away from where the family was hit.

Detectives have an individual in custody. They are interviewing the person to determine his role in the crash. 

If you have any information please contact the Tampa Police Department at 813-231-6130
 

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