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Woman Arrested After Hit-and-Run Accident Involving Volusia County Sheriff, Mike Chitwood.

Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 2:55PM

Written by Kristen Schmutz

Belden Communications News

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Port Orange Police Department responded Thursday to Town West Boulevard for a Hit-and-Run motor vehicle crash involving Sheriff Chitwood.

Chitwood, who was riding his bicycle, was struck by a passenger car.

The driver fled the scene. The vehicle was described as a 2004 to 2006 Maroon in color Hyundai Sonata with the right-side mirror missing - a result of the crash.

According to a release, Sheriff Chitwood was transported to Halifax Health for his injuries.

Volusia Sheriff’s Office assisted the POPD THI Team with gathering information on the suspect vehicle.

POPD THI Team responded to a Deltona address and arrested 20-year-old Paige Bergman, who was charged with Leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash involving serious bodily injury.

Volusia Sheriff’s Office and Port Orange Police Department Traffic Homicide Unit are conducting a joint investigation.

If anyone witnessed or has information concerning this traffic crash, please contact Port Orange Police Department Traffic Homicide Investigator Phillip Slease at 386-506-5838.


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