Driver Charged In Fatal Hit And Run Involving Irish Tourist

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An Irish tourist has been killed in a hit and run car accident in South Florida.

Broward Sheriff’s officials said the victim was crossing the street before dawn Saturday and was fatally hit a by BMW that fled the scene.

A friend of driver Richard Jennings saw the damaged BMW and called authorities. After several hours of investigating, authorities found Jennings and charged him with leaving the scene of an accident causing death.

Authorities have not identified the victim and are still notifying next of kin.

Authorities said the victim was leaving a bar with two friends and heading back to their hotel when the victim crossed the street and was hit.