On Thursday, January 8, 2015, PCSO Traffic deputies arrested 42-year-old Paul Marx of 1220 Holloway Road in Auburndale on a Polk County warrant charging him with one count Vehicular Homicide and one count Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Death.
According to the affidavit, around 11:20 p.m. on September 27, 2014, Marx was driving his Ford F-150 pickup truck eastbound on U.S. 92 just east of Old Dixie Hwy in Auburndale when he struck and killed a pedestrian, 52-year-old John Haney of Auburndale. Haney was walking in the grass approximately 2.8 feet off of the eastbound shoulder of U.S. 92 when Marx struck him. Evidence at the scene shows Marx’s truck traveled on the grass and off the roadway for 217 feet before striking the victim, and another 166 feet until returning back to the roadway. After hitting the victim, Marx drove home. Marx then returned to the scene of the crime around 1:00 a.m., went back home, and called PCSO.