Authorities in Delray Beach, Florida, are on the hunt for the driver involved in a tragic hit-and-run collision that claimed the life of a 71-year-old pedestrian on Saturday night. The incident occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of 1301 SW 10th Ave, as detailed in a news release issued on Sunday.
Eyewitnesses present at the scene recounted that the unidentified man was walking when he was struck by a vehicle. Tragically, the impact proved fatal, and the victim succumbed to his injuries at the site of the accident. Law enforcement officials are now actively seeking the individual responsible for this callous act.
According to the preliminary investigation, the driver fled the scene, hastily making their escape in a southbound direction toward Linton Boulevard. Authorities have released a vivid description of the suspect vehicle, which is believed to be a dark cherry red or dark-colored 2013 to 2016 Chevy Malibu. Notably, the car is expected to display noticeable damage to its front end, including the grill, headlights, windshield, and the front-end driver’s side fog light cover.
In their efforts to bring justice to the grieving family, the police are appealing for information from the public. Anyone with even the slightest bit of knowledge that may aid in this ongoing investigation is urged to come forward. Those wishing to contribute to this noble cause can contact Traffic Homicide Investigator Henry Lugo at 561-243-7800.
This tragic incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of responsible driving and the devastating consequences that can result from hit-and-run accidents. As the search for the responsible driver continues, the community stands united, hopeful that justice will prevail and that the family of the victim will find solace in knowing that the perpetrator has been held accountable for their actions.
The Delray Beach Police Department remains committed to ensuring the safety of its residents and will leave no stone unturned in their relentless pursuit of justice. The community is encouraged to remain vigilant and assist law enforcement authorities in their quest to bring closure to this heartbreaking case.