Titusville Man Arrested By FHP After Fatal Crash
By Space Coast Daily // July 20, 2014
JAMES ROBERT ALPAUGH OF TITUSVILLE CHARGED
ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Florida Highway Patrol has arrested James Robert Alpaugh of Titusville for leaving the scene of a fatal crash at State Road 50 and Lake Pickett Road in Orange County.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Alpaugh, 49, was traveling eastbound on State Road 50 in the left travel lane at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, while an unidentified red minivan was traveling east on State Road 50, in the left turn lane.
At the same time, Nicole Marie Brennan, 21, of Orlando, had just stepped from her vehicle after it had been involved in a two-car crash near the intersection of State Road 50 at Lake Pickett Road.
As Brennan was standing on the solid white line dividing the left turn lane and left travel lane of eastbound State Road 50, the front left of Alpaugh’s Toyota pickup truck struck her.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the unidentified red mini van then struck and drug Brennan into the intersection of State Road 50 and Lake Pickett Road after the initial collision with Alpaugh.
Both Alpaugh and the red minivan fled the scene of the collision without providing any further information.
At approximately 5 a.m., Alpaugh returned to the scene in the Toyota pickup truck and FHP troopers arrested him for leaving the scene of a crash. Troopers are still looking for the red minivan, which they say will have front bumper and undercarriage damage.
This crash remains under investigation and anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact CRIMELINE or FHP at 407-737-2213.