Excessive speed leads to property damage on Parkview Place East

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Submitted by Susan Hardee StegerOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

An early morning car accident on Parkview Place East resulted in property damage when a car driven by twenty one year old Hector Diego Angel  crashed into a Fernandina residence.  According to the police report, Hector Angel the driver of the vehicle stated he was traveling east on Indigo Street at 60 MPH in a 25 MPH zone when he lost control of the vehicle.

Bedsheet and garden hose in position to move vehicle after crash.
Bedsheet and garden hose in position to move vehicle after crash.


Sergeant J. Hepler responded to the scene and upon arrival was not able to locate the driver. Hepler observed a garden hose and bed sheet attached to the rear of the automobile.  It appeared these items were being used to move the vehicle.  The license tag was removed.

As Hepler began documenting the scene, an individual appeared with soiled clothing and a small abrasion on his left eye and right arm.  The individual was identified as Hector Angel who admitted he was the driver of the vehicle.  Angel left the scene of the accident to seek help to remove the vehicle from the residence.  Angel told Hepler he had no valid insurance.

Angel was arrested for reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, and for tampering with evidence.  He was later transported to the Nassau County jail.  There is no indication in the police report that the property owner was home at the time.

July 16, 2013 4:05 p.m.

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