Titusville Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a hit and run traffic crash that occurred on Sunday, January 15, 2023.
The primary investigation revealed at approximately 8:45 p.m., officers witnessed the adult male victim walking southbound across Knox McRae Drive at the intersection of South Hopkins Avenue, when a 2013 beige Toyota Corolla struck him as it traveled westbound on Knox McRae Drive.
The driver of the beige Toyota Corolla did not stop to render aid and fled the scene at a high rate of speed westbound on Knox McRae Drive.
Officers immediately responded to the traffic crash and the victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
Within minutes, the suspect vehicle was located by officers on the 3400 Block of Barna Avenue.
The driver and sole occupant of the suspect vehicle, Nathaniel Anthony Nanan, 26, of Titusville was taken into custody without incident as he exited the vehicle and attempted to enter a residence.
Nanan was charged with Failing to Stop or Remain at the Scene of a Crash Involving Serious Injury, Driving While License Suspended/Canceled/Revoked with Knowledge, Failing to Give Information and Render Aid (Crash) and Operating a Vehicle While License Suspended/Canceled/Revoked Causing Death or Serious Bodily Injury.
“We remain committed to the safety of all motorists and pedestrians”, said Titusville Police Traffic Officer Matthew Rasmussen. “We remind all motorists to remain at the scene of a traffic crash and leaving without rendering aid is irresponsible, inexcusable, and illegal”, added Rasmussen.
Nanan was booked into the Brevard county Jail and being held on a $35,000 bond.