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Florida Highway Patrol releases sketch of person who may have been involved in a deadly hit and run

Posted at 11:32 AM, Oct 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-13 18:18:34-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - The Florida Highway Patrol has released a sketch of a person who may have been involved in a deadly hit-and-run in Boca Raton last month.

A Chrysler 200 changed lanes and struck a motorcycle driven by 36-year-old Kevin Scheinberg causing him to lose control and crash, FHP said. He was transported to a hospital where he died.

Investigators believe the Chrysler has minor damage to the right rear of the vehicle. The key piece of evidence they found at the scene was a red reflector, which is above the back tire in newer model Chryler 200s. They believe the car is black or dark blue. 

The wreck happened at about 9:34 p.m. Sept. 2 in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 south of Yamato Road. Now, Scheinberg's sisters are begging the driver to own up. 

"Just please take responsibility. Come forward," said Jillian Halkides, his sister. "We are begging them to do the right thing. We are relentless and won't give up. We love our brother." 

Dash camera video showed the driver of the Chrysler 200 leaving the scene of the crash moments after first responders arrived. At the time, the driver was wearing a dark, long-sleeved shirt with bright colored shorts. FHP now describes him as in his late 20s or 30s with short hair and muscular build. They said they're not sure why he stayed or left the scene. 

"There were pieces of a red reflector on the ground and the vehicle subsequently left the scene," said FHP Sgt. Mark Wysocky. "We didn't realize this right away, because the suspect walked back maybe to the area of the crash and at some point decided to leave."

FHP believes the damage, if any, would be minor and involve the red reflector of the back tire. Also, if there are any tread marks from the motorcyle wheel, police say the driver hit, it would be dark and similar in color to the car, making it hard to see.  That's why investiagtors want the public to call with any clue, especially auto body shops or auto supply companies that may have sold or repaired this car part recently.

"It's a nightmare, a real nightmare," said Halkides. "For our parents. Our family is not the same." 

If anyone has information about the crash or recognizes the driver, they are urged to contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 954-308-5929 or Palm Beach Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS.