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Tragic Hit-and-Run Kills One and Injures Baby in West Palm Beach, Florida (FL)


May 17, 2020

PALM SPRINGS, FL- Palmbeachpost.com writes that a teenage driver is now wanted in connection with two hit-and-run crashes that took place in West Palm Beach this week. The eighteen-year-old was already fleeing one collision when he rear-ended a car in which the victims were traveling. The impact killed a 28-year-old woman and injured two others including a three-month-old boy.*

The wreck occurred in the later evening at the intersection of Davis Road and Canal Road. In total, four people suffered injuries in the incident, including two people who were in the car with the driver who fled the scene. 

The suspect was operating a 2001 Ford Explorer during both of the crashes. Reports did not provide details regarding the first incident. 

Leading up to the fatal wreck, the man was speeding as he traveled eastbound on Canal Road. The Ford then rear-ended the victim’s Jeep Grand Cherokee, which had stopped at a stop sign at the intersection. The woman killed in the wreck was reportedly a passenger in the Jeep when the impact pushed the vehicle through a fence. The woman died at the scene. The driver, identified as a 25-year-old man from West Palm Beach, was severely injured in the collision as well. The infant was in serious condition, but stable according to updates after the crash. 

Following the wreck, the driver exited the Ford and fled on foot. A 36-year-old woman and a six-year-old boy were still in the suspect’s vehicle. The child had sustained severe injuries, and the woman suffered injuries as well.

Police continue their search for the driver, who is facing multiple charges. Anyone with information about his location is being asked to contact Crime Stoppers. 

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Sources:

https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/20200514/search-on-for-teen-accused-of-hit-and-run-that-killed-woman-seriously-injured-3-month-old


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