CLEARWATER - Clearwater police arrested a 29-year-old man Sept. 3 in connection with the Sept. 1 hit and run involving two bicyclists on the Memorial Causeway.
Christopher Patrick Weed, 29, of Clearwater was charged with one count of leaving the scene of an accident involviing death and one count of leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury. Weed is in the Pinellas County Jail. Bond is set at $125,000.
Video from the beach area shows the bicycle at 6:10 a.m. near the roundabout; two minutes later, a green 1997 Nissan pickup is seen at the same place. A couple of minutes later, the accident happened on Memorial Causeway. An anonymous tipster called CrimeStoppers and pointed us in the direction of Weed, who works at one of the beach hotels.
Police are asking that anyone who may have witnessed the crash or Weed driving his 1997 Nissan around the time of the incident call 562-4242.