Active Hit-and-Run Cases

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If you have information on a hit-and-run crash, you can report it by calling *FHP (*347) or report it anonymously to Florida Crime Stoppers by calling **TIPS (**8477) or through the Florida Crime Stoppers smartphone phone app, available free in the Apple and Google Play stores.

Date/Time/LocationDescription/Contact

October 26, 2014
Palm Beach County
Northbound I-95 South of Palmetto Park Road
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UPDATE: Florida Highway Patrol investigators have recovered a black Jeep Cherokee believed to be involved in the hit-and-run crash that struck and killed Arnold Metellus as he stood next to a vehicle on I-95 south of Palmetto Park Road on Sunday October 26, 2014. The vehicle was recovered at a residence in Southwest Ranches in Broward County. The investigation is continuing to determine who was driving.


Vehicle one was traveling northbound on I-95. Vehicle 2 (white Dodge Charger) was disabled on the east shoulder of northbound I-95 with the drivers side door open. Pedestrian 1 (Road Ranger) was standing next to Vehicle 2. Vehicle 1 struck the pedestrian and the left side of vehicle 2. Vehicle 1 continued northbound and exited at Palmetto Park Road. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. The hit-and-run vehicle is described as silver or gray SUV type vehicle. The vehicle should have front and right side damage.


If anyone has information about this crash or observes a vehicle with damage that matches the description they should contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 954-308-5929 or Crime Stoppers.

March 29, 2014
Palm Beach County
I-95 1/2 mile south of Northlake Blvd
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Vehicle one (V01) was traveling northbound on the I-95 in the right center lane. V02 was traveling northbound on I-95 in the right center lane. Driver of V01 failed to observe V02 ahead striking the right rear of V02 with the front left of V01. V02 continued forward striking the barrier wall with it's left front. V02 came to rest facing west in the emergency lane. V01 fled the scene driving an unknown vehicle with front end damage. The driver of V02 was pronounced deceased on scene. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


If anyone witnessed or has information about this crash they are urged to contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 954-308-5929 or Crime Stoppers.

March 8, 2014
Okeechobee County
SR 441 and Taylor Creek Stormwater Treatment Area
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Vehicle one (V01) was traveling southbound on State Road 441. Pedestrian 1 was walking near the roadway coming from the Taylor Creek Stormwater Treatment area. The vehicle struck the pedestrian and continued southbound, leaving the scene. The pedestrian came to final rest on the west shoulder of US 441. The vehicle will have damage to the front right side turn signal and missing its right side mirror.


If anyone has any information about this crash they are urged to contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 561-357-4000 or *FHP (*347) on your cell phone.