Semitruck involved in Florida Turnpike hit-and-run found in Altamonte Springs


ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - There is new information on the hit-and-run crash that killed a young couple.

State troopers still won't say where the semitrailer involved is being processed for evidence.

The pieces have been coming together slowly.

The victims were killed Monday night.

State troopers released a photo of a driver of interest, Robert Bates, Tuesday,

His lawyer called troopers Wednesday.

Troopers finally found the semitrailer they were looking for Thursday night in Altamonte Springs.

Pictures show how badly it was damaged.

Florida state troopers spent days looking for Bates and his damaged semitrailer. A massive vehicle lot in Seminole County is where they finally found it.

The Adult Toy Storage facility holds about 1,300 vehicles. Among them, about 150 tractor trailers in a 5-acre lot off a dirt road in the back of the compound.

The owner of the lot said that's where investigators located the truck Thursday after Bates came forward and told them where he was keeping it.

Troopers believe Bates was behind the hit-and-run Monday that killed Mariah King and Vincent Mathews, who were stopped on the Turnpike changing a tire.

Authorities said he's retained a lawyer in Vero Beach.

Troopers said he hasn't given a statement to them.

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