Florida man says he hit deer but human leg found at crash scene, FHP says
Joseph Charles Strickland of Weeki Wachee is facing several charges after hitting and killing a pedestrian, dumping the remains, and fleeing the scene, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Troopers say Strickland was traveling westbound on Cortez Boulevard shortly after midnight when he struck a pedestrian, then dumped the remains behind the Dixie Lee Bait shop in Spring Hill.
The next morning, his roommate looked at the vehicle and contacted law enforcement because he didn’t believe Strickland had hit a deer. The call coincided with the discovery of a human leg along the shoulder of Cortez Boulevard, west of U.S. 19.
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