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Driver sought in deadly hit-and-run crash in West Palm Beach

Posted at 10:58 AM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 19:46:31-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — West Palm Beach police have released video of a vehicle suspected in a deadly hit-and-run crash.

Police said the incident happened at 3:47 a.m. on August 3 near Lake Avenue and Hampton Road.

The victim, identified by police as 23-year-old Wilson Vasquez Hernandez, leaves behind a wife and two young children.

In the surveillance video released on Monday, it's difficult to make out the color or model of the vehicle involved, but investigators hope someone has information and will call them.


"I thought it was maybe some bad news in Guatemala," said Octavio Velasquez, the victim's brother, about getting the heartbreaking news on Saturday night. "I had no idea it was here in America."

Velasquez said his brother was working at Baker Construction and sending money back to his wife and children in Guatemala. Their goal was to build a big home for the entire family in Guatemala.

"He was a hard worker. He liked to work," said Velasquez.

Velasquez is now begging anyone with information to come forward. If you know who the driver is, call Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 1-800-458-TIPS.

There is a reward up to $3,000 and you can remain anonymous.