A man from Tennessee was on a working vacation in Palm Beach County and involved in a fatal hit-and-run on December 3. The man was the owner of a business that installs high-end audio-visual systems for customers.
Authorities say that the man was hit and killed by an SUV when he and his wife were walking in the area of Quadrille Boulevard and Hibiscus Street. The man’s wife sustained serious injuries in the accident and, as of last report, was still in the hospital.
The vehicle that struck the pair did not remain on scene. Authorities said the vehicle was a light-colored Mazda Tribute SUV. It would have damage on the windshield, left-front fog lamp assembly and front bumper. Pieces of the bumper were scattered at the crash site. Police believe a middle-aged woman was driving the vehicle.
Unfortunately, authorities say that hit-and-run crashes are common in the area. The city has worked to make sections of it “walkable,” such as the area near CityPlace where the couple was hit.
It is unclear what type of charges the driver of the vehicle will face when she is located. The accident remains under investigation.
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