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Suspect identified in deadly hit & run in Boca Raton

Posted at 10:36 AM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 10:39:34-04

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Boca Raton police have identified the suspect in a deadly hit and run from earlier this month.

Investigators said 44-year-old Luis Felipe Rodriguez, Jr. was struck and killed on May 19 around 4:30 a.m. at 6401 W. Glades Road.

Cameras captured the suspect's vehicle, a Nissan Titan pickup truck, at a Florida Turnpike toll plaza nearby, shortly before the crash happened.

The next day, a Boca Raton police lieutenant spotted the vehicle on a tow truck. The Titan had front end damage, according to police.

Investigators identified the driver, 36-year-old Efrain Francisco Sebastian, and two other people in the truck. Police said those passengers told detectives Sebastian was aware he hit a person and fled the scene.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Sebastian for leaving the scene of a crash involving death.

If you know where he is, call Boca Raton Traffic Homicide Investigator Andrew Crawford at 561-620-6227.