Arrest made in hit-and-run crash that left former Tampa cheerleader in coma

December 2nd, 2014 by Staff

Dwyer, 20, was arrested early Tuesday. He is facing one count of leaving the scene of a crash with serious injury.

(WFLA.COM) TALLAHASSEE – Tallahassee Police have arrested a suspect in the case of a Plant High School cheerleader who was left in a coma after a hit and run accident.

Jackie Faircloth, 18, was in Tallahassee on Thanksgiving weekend, when she stepped into traffic and was hit.

Police announced on Tuesday morning that they had arrested Devon Dwyer, 20, of Tallahassee in connection with the crash.

Dwyer was arrested on a charge of leaving the scene of a hit and run without rendering aid to an injury.

Tallahassee Police thanked the public for helping to bring the case to a close.

After learning of the crash, friends and family set up a “Pray for Jackie” page on Facebook to offer support for the injured Plant HS senior.
The page revealed details about the extent of Faircloth’s injuries.

“She was rushed to the ICU for emergency brain surgery and is in an induced coma,” according to the Pray for Jackie Facebook page.

Friends also set up a prayer schedule to make sure someone new is praying every 15 minutes.

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