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Car found, driver still sought after deadly hit and run in West Palm Beach kills 29-year-old father

Nelson Luis Roman Rodriguez
Posted at 1:23 PM, Jun 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-21 11:21:48-04

UPDATE: The suspect's vehicle was located on the 1000 block of North Tamarind Ave. in West Palm Beach. Police said the investigation continues and any updates will be provided when they're available.

EARLIER STORY: West Palm Beach police are searching for the driver in a deadly hit and run that killed a 29-year-old father of two.

According to police, Nelson Luis Roman Rodriguez was struck by a vehicle while crossing the 7500 block of S. Dixie Hwy. on Tuesday night. The car then sped away.

"I heard this huge, empty impact," said Danairis Ramos, Rodriguez's wife. "Then I ran to the street and I saw him. It was horrible for me, seeing the person I love dying."

Investigators describe the vehicle that hit Rodriguez as a dark gray, metallic Chevy Camaro from between the 2010 - 2015 model years.


"He was a good person," said Ramos. "Right now we're suffering a lot, and we need the help of the community."

Rodriguez leaves behind a wife and two children, including a newborn baby.

"We just want justice for him, cause it's not fair stealing someone's life that that," said Ramos. "It was a coward, running, leaving something dying. Leaving some kids without his father."

If you know who the driver is, call Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 1-800-458-TIPS.