Police Arrest Cocoa Woman In New Year’s Eve Hit and Run

By  //  January 21, 2015

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Michelle Lynn Simkins charged in incident

ABOVE VIDEO: WFTV in Orlando provided this report on Jan. 2 on the investigation of the hit-and-run incident involving Thomas Gregory, 12, on New Year’s Eve.

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – The Cocoa Beach police have arrested a suspect in the New Year’s Eve hit and run crash that severely injured a 12-year old boy in the residential neighborhood of Bahama Boulevard.

Michelle Lynn Simkins-580-2Michelle Lynn Simkins, 28, of Cocoa, was taken into custody Wednesday on an arrest warrant at her place of residence.

She has been charged with Leaving the Scene of a Crash Involving Serious Bodily Injury in the incident involving Thomas Gregory, and taken to the Brevard County Jail with a $25,000 bond.

Simkins is the owner of the black, 2013 Hyundai Tucson that investigators located at her place of residence shortly after the crash.

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ABOVE MAP: The Cocoa Beach Police responded to a hit-and-run incident at 201 Bahama Boulevard in Cocoa Beach on Dec. 31, 2014 at 10:47 p.m. 

PREVIOUS REPORTS

Registered Owner of Vehicle Cooperating With Investigators

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – The Cocoa Beach Police Department received an anonymous tip that led investigators to what may be the vehicle involved in the crash.

This vehicle, a black SUV with front end damage, was located in the City of Cocoa and was towed to a secure impound facility to be processed for evidence related to the incident.

The registered owner of the vehicle in question is cooperating with investigators, but it is not yet known who was driving at the time of the crash. The victim is currently in stable condition and is recovering in an area hospital.

This investigation is ongoing. We would like to thank the public for their assistance and ask that any further information pertinent to this investigation should be directed to Detective Christen McClure at 321-868-3326.

12-Year Old Found In Roadway With Serious Injuries

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – The Cocoa Beach Police responded to a hit-and-run incident at 201 Bahama Boulevard in Cocoa Beach on Wednesday night at 10:47 p.m. 

According to police, a 12-year old juvenile was found in the roadway with serious injuries. The vehicle involved fled the scene and was described by witnesses as a dark colored SUV or Van type vehicle.

The hit-and-run victim was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The investigation is on-going, and the police request that anyone with information please contact the Cocoa Beach Police Department at 321-868-3251.


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