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Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office looking for driver in deadly hit and run

Side mirror left at the scene
Posted: 10:39 AM, Aug 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-08 17:19:02Z
Search for driver in deadly hit and run
Search for driver in deadly hit and run
Search for driver in deadly hit and run
Search for driver in deadly hit and run

The side mirror of a vehicle suspected in a deadly hit and run crash could lead investigators to the driver.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says a 2015-2017 Grey Ford Expedition model type Limited struck and killed an elderly man near a water treatment plant in suburban Boynton Beach on Aug. 2.

PBSO said the vehicle was a regular length truck, not an EL model, and it had painted side mirrors that matched the color of the vehicle.

The crash happened just before 10 p.m. near 9045 S. Jog Rd.

PBSO has identified the victim as Irwin Hutten, 83, of Delray Beach. 

Hutten was standing next to his driver's side door after he had stopped for an unexplained reason, according to the sheriff's office.

Investigators say the passenger side mirror of the suspected vehicle was left at the scene.

They believe the Expedition was last seen heading south. PBSO investigators sent a message to the driver in a bold tweet, saying "turn yourself in or we will find you." 

If you have any information you are asked to call PBSO at 688-3400 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-Tips ref: PBSO Case #18-104658.