Memorial ride held for tow truck driver killed in hit-and-run

- Dozens of tow truck drivers held a memorial ride Sunday for a fellow driver who was hit and killed in a crash on Feb. 15.

Roger Perez Borrotto was fatally struck while helping another driver on the Howard Frankland Bridge. The Florida Highway Patrol said the driver who hit him, Allison Huffman, fled the scene and abandoned her car at a Tampa hotel.

On Sunday around noon, tow truck drivers led the "Ride for Roger," starting on the St. Petersburg side of the bridge. They drove north across the bridge, passing the location where Borrotto was killed, then onto the Veteran’s Expressway. The group finished their ride at Borrotto’s home off Waters Avenue.

Huffman, who was later found at a friend's apartment in St. Petersburg, is being held at the Hillsborough County Jail on a $375,000 bond.

Up Next:

Up Next

  • Memorial ride held for tow truck driver killed in hit-and-run
  • Sarasota teen not heard from since before Irma
  • Shelter opened for Withlacoochee River evacuees
  • Massive debris cleanup effort underway in St. Pete
  • Former counselor takes gamble on child porn plea deal
  • Gov. Scott visits first responders in Hillsborough
  • Florida to charge road tolls again, starting Thursday
  • Forged letter, fake checks leads to Clermont woman's arrest
  • 'Museum Day Live' coming to Tampa Bay museums
  • Sebring residents still without power, struggle with flooding