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Man arrested in hit-and-run of 8-year-old

By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published January 27, 2002

Tampa police arrested a 30-year-old Temple Terrace man Saturday in connection with a hit-and-run accident at 12:20 a.m. involving an 8-year-old girl.

Authorities said Ashely McGee was trying to cross Busch Boulevard with two friends when she was hit by a Ford Explorer driven by James Moody.

According to police, Moody stopped his truck and got out but left without helping.

Police charged him with leaving the scene of an accident.

Moody turned himself in to police a few hours after the accident. McGee remained in critical condition at Tampa General Hospital Saturday night.

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