NewsRegion S Palm Beach CountyBoca Raton

Actions

Boca Raton police investigate deadly hit and run

Police: Man fled from crash, found swimming in Boca Raton canal
Posted at 3:39 PM, May 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-20 15:39:15-04

Boca Raton police say officers are investigating a deadly hit and run that happened early Sunday.

Police say a light gray or white pickup was heading east on West Glades Road near Jog when the truck hit a pedestrian around 4:38 a.m.

Investigators say the driver left the scene without stopping.

Police identified the victim as 44-year-old Luis Felipe Rodriguez Jr., of Boca Raton. Officials say he died after being transported to Delray Medical Center.

Investigators say the pickup may have front end and/or windshield damage.

They ask anyone with information to call Boca Raton Traffic Homicide Investigator Andrew Crawford at (561) 620-6227.