Man Pleas Guilty In Crash That Killed Teen Near West Palm Beach
WEST PALM BEACH — A 51-year-old man pleaded guilty in a crash that killed a 17-year-old in suburban West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County court records show.
The man pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a fatal crash and to driving without a license.
According to reports, a 17-year-old teen tried to cross Haverhill Road just south of Summit Pines Boulevard, near his West Palm Beach home, when he was fatally hit by the driver.
The 51-year-old was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report.
Investigators said the teen was walking outside a crosswalk when he was hit and thrown 50 feet. The teen died at the scene.
Witness tips led PBSO to the driver’s home, where they found the damaged SUV.
Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash. “A Hit-and-run is one of the worst type of accidents. When that person that fled the scene is caught you have rights that are different then in a regular car crash. Make sure you speak to a licensed professional about your rights”.
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