Police say they’ve found hit-and-run SUV
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS 12) —
Police make a huge find in the investigation into a fatal hit-and-run crash.
West Palm Beach Police announced on Tuesday, investigators have located and seized the SUV they believe hit and killed a tourist and father of two, as he walked across a street near CityPlace.
47-year old Paul McKee, a Tennessee resident, was in town with his wife and 12-year-old son, for business and vacation.
McKee and his wife were crossing Quadrille Boulevard, at Hibiscus Street, when police say a driver hit the couple and kept going.
McKee was killed at the crosswalk, his wife rushed to the hospital. She survived.
Now nearly a month later, West Palm Police say investigators recovered the SUV involved in the crash, although they would not elaborate on how they found the vehicle, or how the search for the driver is going.
Because of parts found at the crash scene, and information from witnesses, police knew they were searching for a 2007 Mazda Tribute, light in color, likely missing a fog light and bumper support, with a cracked windshield.
Police told CBS12 it was a Tribute they seized this past weekend.
Witnesses described the driver as a middle-aged African-American woman with short, possibly curly hair.
Police had earlier said they were pulling motor vehicle records, and reaching out to body shops.
If you know anything, call West Palm Beach Police at (561) 822-1900.