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Fiancee Seeks Answers in Fatal Hit-and-Run in Deerfield Beach

Lisa Rivera wants driver who killed Jorge Escalante to come forward



    Fiancee Seeks Answers in Hit and Run That Killed Man in Deerfield Beach

    Lisa Rivera, the finacee of Jorge Escalante, who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Deerfield Beach, pleads for the driver to turn himself in. (Published Monday, Sept. 2, 2013)

    The Broward Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation into a hit-and-run crash that killed a 29-year-old man, as his fiancee mourns the man she was expecting to marry.

    "He was such a sweetheart, I loved him, we were going to get married," a tearful Lisa Rivera said Monday, a day after fiancee Jorge Escalante was killed.
    Rivera said she has been mourning his loss since she first heard the news he had fallen victim to a deadly hit and run around 3 a.m. Sunday in the 800 block of West Sample Road in Deerfield Beach.

    Her family has made a small memorial with pictures, candles and a bible inside her home as Rivera has been sick with grief. 

    "He used to sing to me at night in the middle of the night, outta no where he would just wake up and start singing," she said. "He was the most sweetest person, he was like an angel."

    Escalante had been out dancing at a nearby club and was waking to his home just five minutes away when he was struck.

    BSO detectives are searching for a 1992 or 1993 beige Toyota Camry, which may have damage to the driver's front side. 

    Rivera said she just wants the person responsible to turn themselves in.

    "You took somebody's life from a family that loved this guy, you took his life, you should be coming forward and have a heart," she said. "You left him there to die and other cars to drive on top of him."

    Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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