A passenger of the vehicle that struck and injured 18-year-old Jackie Faircloth in Tallahassee on November 29, 2014, came forward to confess his knowledge of the accident and the driver days later. Jacob Salow, a bartender at Pot Belly’s nightclub was a passenger in Devon Mark Dwyer’s red pickup on the night he struck Faircloth, and then drove away in a panic.
Salow told authorities that he had asked Dwyer for a ride home, and while riding in the passenger seat, he was looking at his phone when he heard something hit the front end of the vehicle. Dwyer, who then became panicked, drove away and continued to assert that it wasn’t his fault, and that the person had stepped in front of his truck.
Shortly after the incident, Dwyer stopped at a friend’s house allegedly asking for help in hiding his truck, at which point, Salow called his girlfriend for a ride home, who was unaware at any point of what had taken place.
Faircloth, who was critically injured, and had initially been placed in a medically-induced coma has been moved to Georgia for rehabilitative treatment. She is no longer being held in the medically-induced coma, and has started moving her arms and legs, as well as breathing on her own.
Her family had initially offered a $20,000 reward to help find the hit-and-run driver, which Salow claims is why he eventually came forward with the information leading authorities to Dwyer. Salow’s lawyer told authorities that Salow wanted Faircloth’s family to keep the money and use if for the teen’s medical bills. Thankfully, Mr. Salow eventually made the right choice to come forward.
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