Owner of truck in deadly Fort Myers hit-and-run arrested

Reporter: Corey Lazar
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Adam Costello

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The owner of the pickup truck involved in a deadly June hit-and-run crash on Colonial Boulevard was arrested Friday.

Adam Costello, 41, of 7924 Harmony Lake Court, originally denied culpability in the crash that killed 18-year-old Adam King on June 19, claiming he was not the driver. Costello, who faces charges of destroying evidence and hit-and-run, is expected to make his first court appearance on Saturday.

Adam Costello

King was riding his motorcycle when he was struck and killed near the Midpoint Bridge. Costello submitted his truck to police shortly after the crash when authorities determined it was involved, his attorney said then.

However, Costello maintained that he wasn’t behind the wheel when the incident occurred.

On Friday, investigators said they found Costello at another home on Harmony Lake Court.

“Upon sight of the officers at his front door, Costello began closing the blinds in the home and refused to come out,” Fort Myers police said. “Costello remained inside the home, refusing to exit,  for nearly 40 minutes. Costello was eventually taken into custody without incident.”

In July, police searched the home of Dan Sinclair, a former candidate for Lee County Supervisor of Elections, in connection to the case although they insisted he was not a suspect. Sinclair, a friend of Costello’s, received only 10 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s primary.

“I am curious why Adam Costello was not arrested until two days AFTER the election was over,” Sinclair said in a written statement. “I am also curious why none of the proof that was provided showing I had nothing to do with the accident has not yet been released. I would like to see the affidavits given by police for the completely unnecessary search warrants served on me.”

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