JACKSONVILLE, Fla. –
A 53-year-old man was arrested overnight on charges resulting from Friday night’s fatal hit-and-run that killed a 3-year-old girl.
Police that Eric Clayton was the driver of the vehicle that struck Tariyah Williams on Johnson Avenue, a residential street not far from the intersection of St. Augustine Road and Philips Highway. Officers say Clayton stopped his car, picked up the child and placed her on the side of the road. He then got back into the vehicle and drove away in the direction he came from.
Tariyah Williams Williams (pictured, right) was transported to a local hospital, where she died from her injuries.
Witnesses provided a vehicle description, driver description and a tag number and d the vehicle was later discovered by police in the 2300 block of Kinwood Avenue.