Police arrest hit and run driver in deadly accident
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police have made an arrest in the hit and run death of a man who was just months away from getting married.
Authorities said Edward Thomas slammed into 29-year-old Jorge Escalante last week and then took off. Escalante's fiancee is grateful for the arrest but called it bittersweet. "It still hurts, and it's not going to bring him back, so I mean we're trying to bring peace to our hearts, and this brings a lot of closure to it," said fiancee Lisa Rivera.
The accident happened on West Sample Road and Northwest Eighth Avenue.
Thomas faces charges of leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in injuries and driving with a suspended license.
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