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Ormond Beach Observer Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 1 year ago

Ormond man killed in hit-and-run crash

OBPD reports that the driver Kevin Zoeckler, of Ormond Beach, was arrested on three felony charges.
by: Jarleene Almenas Associate Editor

An 84-year-old Ormond Beach man on a mobility scooter was killed after he was struck by a drunk driver in an SUV near Winn Dixie around 6:26 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30.

Ormond Beach Police reported that witnesses saw the driver, 61-year-old Kevin Zoeckler, of Ormond Beach, step out of his car and look at the victim before getting back in his car and driving away. The victim was identified as Kenneth Daniel Strickler. He had been tried to cross West Granada Boulevard from the

Kevin Zoeckler faces three felony charges after he struck and killed a pedestrian with his SUV. Courtesy photo

entrance of 353 W. Granada Blvd. towards the Pizza Hut across the street, according to witness statements in the police report. Strickler died at the hospital later on.

Zoeckler drove into the Wawa parking lot at 600 W. Granada Blvd., where he was spotted by a Volusia Bureau of Investigations detective. OBPD officers responded to the scene and made contact with Zoeckler, who told them he had hit someone on a scooter, according to the police report. He told officers that he wasn't leaving the scene of the accident, that he was going back, and "I just don't know what to do at the moment," the police report details.

After failing field sobriety exercises, Zoeckler was detained and arrested. He faces three felony charges, two of which are DUI related. The third charge is for leaving the scene of a fatal crash.

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