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Deputies looking for driver in fatal hit-and-run crash in Lake Worth Beach

Marcos Sanchez Morales sought in New Year's Day crash
Marcos Sanchez Morales
Posted at 6:30 PM, May 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-11 22:52:44-04

LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. — The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man they said left the scene of a fatal hit-and-run crash in Lake Worth Beach.

The incident occurred on New Year's Day at 7 a.m. at the intersection of Lake Ave and South C Street.

According to the sheriff's office, Marcos Sanchez Morales, 30, was traveling southbound on North C Street when he struck a pedestrian who was kneeling on the designated bicycle lane attempting to light fireworks.

Deputies said Morales vehicle, a 2003 Honda Odyssey, dragged Rudy Leonel Martin Jimenez, 29, approximately 188 feet, and then left the area.

Jimenes died later from his injuries.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Marcos Sanchez Morales is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS.