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18-year-old driver arrested in connection with Riviera Beach fatal hit-and-run crash 

Christopher Cornelius Tucker Jr. faces numerous charges
Christopher Cornelius Tucker Jr. appears in a Palm Beach County courtroom on Dec. 17, 2022.
Posted at 3:17 PM, Dec 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-17 11:41:30-05

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said they have arrested the man responsible for a hit-and-run crash that killed a 40-year-old motorcyclist last month.

The fatal crash happened on Nov. 25 just after 6 p.m. on west Blue Heron Boulevard near Avenue S.

Police said Christopher Cornelius Tucker Jr., 18, was driving a Nissan Altima when he ran a red light and struck motorcyclist Nicholas Baccari. The impact sent the motorcycle into oncoming traffic, where it was subsequently struck by a Hyundai Elantra.

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Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrested 18-year-old Christopher Cornelius Tucker, Jr. on Dec. 16, 2022.

Baccari was transported to a local hospital where he died.

Tucker fled the scene and was arrested weeks later on Friday.

He faces numerous charges, including vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of crash and causing the death of another, aggravated fleeing/eluding law enforcement and reckless driving.

Tucker made his first court appearance on Saturday where a judge set his bond at $315,000.

He will have to be fitted with a monitoring device prior to release. Also, no drugs, alcohol or driving is allowed.