Nearly a year after he allegedly walked away from a crash that killed his passenger, the 50-year-old Greenacres man has been arrested, Palm Beach County Jail records show.
The 50-year old was booked into the jail on a charge of failing to stop at a fatal crash. He is scheduled to appear at a bond hearing soon.
According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, the 50-year old was driving a 2002 black Mitsubishi Galant south on Haverhill Road. He drifted off the roadway and violently crashed into an oncoming vehicle at the intersection with Cresthaven Boulevard.
Authorities found 42-year-old Noe Perez unresponsive in the front passenger seat of the car. They also found broken Corona beer bottles littering the car’s floor. The Lake Worth man died at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, the sheriff’s office said.
Three other passengers in the other vehicle suffered minor injuries.
Investigators determined the 50-year old owned the car and tracked him to his home about a mile south.
A woman who introduced herself as a sister to the 50-year old man answered the door. She went into a back room and the 50-year old walked out. When a deputy asked him whether he owned a black Mitsubishi, he responded, “My car is messed up, huh?”
The search warrant indicates that he had a cut below his right eye, scrapes on his right knee and bruises up his shin, “injuries consistent with being in a traffic crash,” the deputy wrote. He was taken to JFK Medical Center in Atlantis for treatment.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in several serious injuries. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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