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State investigator now a suspect in deadly hit and run

State investigator now a suspect in deadly hit and run

By Eric Maze. CREATED Dec 26, 2013

FORT MYERS - The Florida Highway Patrol says it now considers a State Attorney's office investigator to be a suspect in a deadly Christmas morning crash in Fort Myers.

Charles Lawson is currently facing charges for DUI, but Florida Highway Patrol investigators say they are looking at evidence that might potentially link Lawson to the fatal hit and run crash on McGregor Boulevard that killed Michael Sasen.

Lawson was arrested for drinking and driving less than an hour after the crash that killed Sasen after troopers pulled him over when they noticed he drove by the accident scene with a damaged vehicle.

The State Attorney's Office released a statement following the crash saying Lawson is suspended as the investigation continues.