UPDATE: Man arrested after deadly hit-and-run in Crestview

Northwest Florida

UPDATE (12:45 a.m.) — William Boles has been taken into custody. He is sitting in the Okaloosa County jail on a charge of hit-and-run: failure to stay at scene of crash involving death.

UPDATE (4:10 p.m.) — The Florida Highway Patrol says they do not have William Boles in custody and have issued a warrant for his arrest. The FHP says they have reason to believe he left Crestview and may be in Covington, Alabama.

The FHP is working with Alabama and federal authorities to find Boles.

CRESTVIEW, Fla. (WKRG) — A man has been arrested after allegedly running over a pedestrian and then driving away from the scene. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, William Boles struck Wilber Heath Wednesday night near U.S. Highway 90 and Hare Street. Witnesses were able to get a description of Boles and call police. Heath died from his injuries.

Boles is facing several charges, including leaving the scene of a crash with injuries, driving with a suspended license, and failure to register a vehicle.

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