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Man confesses to driving suspect vehicle in fatal Palm Beach Gardens hit and run, police say

Posted: 12:49 PM, Jul 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-01 22:46:28Z

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Palm Beach Gardens Police say a 51-year-old man turned himself in and confessed to driving the vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian Friday night .

According to police, Ramon Jamie Gonzalez-Pabon says he "panicked" and fled the scene after fatally striking 72-year-old Patrick M. Meehan with his red 2013 Dodge Durango at approximately 11:42 p.m.

Gonzalez-Pabon was placed under arrest and is being charged with Failing to Remain at the Scene of a Traffic Crash involving death.

He was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail.