EAST LAKE — Florida Highway Patrol troopers say the rider of an electric scooter was struck and killed last month by a car that had been rented by a Clearwater man. The car was found abandoned the next day and troopers have obtained a judge’s permission to search it.
Dewey August Sharpe, 42, of Bayonne, N.J., was riding the scooter north on East Lake Road about 2 a.m. Aug. 16 when he was hit from behind while approaching Woodlands Boulevard, according to a search warrant affidavit filed by the Highway Patrol.
Investigators located a chrome front grille from a 2015-2019 Nissan Sentra at the scene.
A 2019 Sentra with front-end damage was found and reported to authorities Aug. 17, four miles north in the parking lot of the