Car is handed over in fatal hit-and-runBy Times staff writer
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SEMINOLE -- Pinellas County sheriff's officials say a driver who apparently struck and killed radio announcer Carl Metcalf on Monday has contacted them through her attorney and has turned over her car to investigators.
Detectives have examined the vehicle for evidence and are scheduled to interview the woman today. "When we interview her, we'll have more details," said sheriff's spokesman Cal Dennie.
Metcalf, 56, hosted a morning show on WKES-FM 91.1, a Christian radio station. He was riding his bicycle to work early Monday when he was killed in what deputies described as a hit-and-run accident. His body was found at 4:45 a.m. on 113th Street just south of 102nd Avenue N.
Deputies had no leads in the case. But on Tuesday an attorney called and directed investigators to a 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse parked in Seminole.
The attorney, whose name was not revealed, said the Eclipse had been involved in the accident. Dennie said the attorney indicated that his client, a woman, had been behind the wheel of the car. Officials did not release her name.
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