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Car kills Boynton Beach pedestrian, leaves scene

Posted at 12:16 PM, Nov 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-15 12:36:35-05

A vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in Boynton Beach Tuesday night and then left the scene, according to police.

They said it happened just after 6:30 p.m. when 69-year-old Lawrence Deacutis was trying to cross Congress Avenue near Boynton Beach Boulevard.

Deacutis was taken to Delray Medical Center and died early Wednesday, according to police.

Police said they did not get a good description of the vehicle but it might be a black sedan.

Investigators ask anyone with information to call Boynton Beach Traffic Homicide Investigator Christopher Munro at 732-8116 or 742-6112 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS.