Arrest Made in Deerfield Beach Hit-And-Run Crash: BSO

Edward Thomas, 30, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries and driving with a suspended license, Broward officials said.

Sunday, Sep 8, 2013  |  Updated 3:11 PM EDT
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Authorities Searching for Driver of Fatal Hit-and-Run

Fiancee Lisa Rivera and Jorge Escalante, the victim of a Sept. 1st hit-and-run crash.

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Authorities Searching for Driver of Fatal Hit-and-Run

Authorities were investigating Sunday after a hit-and-run crash left a 29-year-old Pompano Beach man dead. The crash occurred at 3 a.m., and the driver fled after hitting Jorge Escalante at the 800 block of West Sample Road.
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Officials have made an arrest in connection to a Sept. 1st hit-and-run crash in Deerfield Beach that killed a Pompano Beach man.

Edward Thomas, 30, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in injuries and driving with a suspended license, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.

The crash killed 29-year-old Jorge Escalante who was crossing the roadway on the 800 block of West Sample Road. Officials said he died on the scene.

Detectives found Thomas' car, a beige 1995 Toyota Camry that matched the description of the suspect vehicle, on Friday and Thomas contacted officials to make a statement shortly after, BSO said.

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