A bicyclist seriously injured in a hit and run in Clearwater last week died Wednesday morning.
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Clearwater police said Benito Espanol-Cruz hit Joseph Samson on Cleveland Street last Tuesday and took off.
Cruz was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving injury.
Officials said he admitted to consuming alcohol before the crash.
Officials say it will be up to the Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney’s Office to file any upgraded charges now that Samson has died.