The Department Of Foreign Affairs have confirmed that an Irish tourist has been tragically killed in a hit-and-run car accident in south Florida.
Broward Sheriff’s officials say the victim, a 41-year-old man, was reportedly crossing the street at dawn on Saturday when he was hit by a BMW that then fled the scene. It is believed that the tragic incident happened shortly before 5am on Saturday as the victim and two other friends who are also believed to be Irish were walking on the footpath in North Lauderdale on the way back from a bar when the victim walked across the road and was suddenly struck.
Police say that a friend of the driver Richard Jennings saw the damage caused to the BMW and quickly called authorities. Following several hours of investigating, authorities arrested Jennings at his home, and charged him with leaving the scene of an accident causing death. Authorities say they have not identified the victim and are still notifying next of kin.