Man charged in hit and run with injuries

A 21-year-old Tavernier man was arrested Saturday after striking a pedestrian with a sport utility vehicle and leaving the scene the night before.

Kyle James Fejnas was charged with hit and run.

The crash occurred at approximately 11:10 p.m. Friday at Mile Marker 97 on U.S. 1. Paramedics arrived to find a 22-year-old black male injured in the roadway. Two other male witnesses stated the three of them were just leaving work at a nearby resort. The two were walking ahead of the victim on the shoulder when they heard a crash. They turned and saw the victim injured and a black truck/SUV speeding away.

The victim was airlifted to Jackson South Medical Center where he was later listed in stable condition.

Deputy Joel Torres found driver side mirror in the roadway with numbers identifying it as a Chrysler/Dodge.

The Sheriff’s Office later received information that Fejnas was the driver. A records check revealed Fejnas drives a black 2020 Dodge SUV.

Deputy Torres went to Fejnas’ residence on Saturday and saw a 2002 black Dodge SUV with a side view mirror missing and other damage.

Fejnas admitted to hitting someone in the road and leaving the scene.

Fejnas was taken to jail.

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