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New charge for Dennis Wright, driver accused of running over MMA fighter Jordan Parsons

Faces a charge of vehicular homicide
Posted at 4:49 PM, Jun 14, 2016

The man Delray Beach police arrested in connection with a fatal crash killed 25-year-old MMA fighter Jordan Parsons faces a new charge of vehicular homicide.

Investigators say Dennis Wright, whose license has been suspended six times, was driving his mother's Range Rover south on Federal Highway at Lindell Boulevard last month when he hit Parsons, who was in a crosswalk.

Parsons suffered a serious leg injury and was transported to Delray Medical Center where he died three days later from injuries sustained in the crash.

According to officials, Wright may have been driving up to 116 miles per hour before he hit Parsons on May first.

Officials say Wright made an effort to have the damaged vehicle repaired at a local shop, but the owner refused to do the work. They say Wright rented a bay at a storage facility and hid the SUV.

He remains at the Palm Beach County Jail.