Man sped into crash scene, ran over body parts before leading cops in pursuit

DADE CITY, Fla. (WFLA) – Authorities say an intoxicated man drove through the scene of a fatal crash and nearly struck two investigators before leading soldiers on a pursuit in Pasco County on Sunday.

The initial crash, which was a hit-and-run, happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday along U.S. Highway 301 just south of Derosier Road in Dade City.

Soldiers said a silver or white sedan was heading north and left the road for unknown reasons before hitting a road sign, backing onto the road and hitting a 49-year-old woman who was walking on the road. grass verge.

The woman succumbed to her injuries.

About an hour later, soldiers observed a 2005 Chevy pickup truck heading north at high speed.

The driver, Thomas Krummen, 23, ignored their orders to stop and drove through the crash scene, crushing the victim’s body parts, authorities said.

Then he led soldiers on a 10-minute chase, according to Highway Patrol.

Dashcam video shows an FHP Sergeant performing a PIT maneuver to stop it on CR-78 and SR-471 at Webster.

Krummen was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a motor vehicle on a law enforcement officer, reckless driving, impaired driving, flight and escape, destruction of evidence, driving with a revoked license and forcible confinement of two passengers.

Troopers are still looking for the driver responsible for the first hit-and-run accident that killed the woman.

Their car is believed to be a silver Dodge vehicle, either a sedan or a low-fronted minivan.

Anyone with information can contact Florida Highway Patrol at 813-632-6859.

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