A driver was arrested Saturday in a hit-and-run that claimed the life of a 41-year-old man.
Authorities said an Irish tourist was crossing the 5300 block of U.S. 441 in North Lauderdale with two friends. They were heading back from a bar to their hotel.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office reported that 35-year-old Richard Jennings hit the tourist with his girlfriend’s black BMW X3 at around 4:55 a.m. and then fled.
North Lauderdale Fire Rescue rushed the victim to Broward Health Medical Center where he died.
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An apparent acquaintance of Jennings, who saw the damaged vehicle, notified BSO.
Detectives arrested Jennings at his Hollywood home shortly after 6 p.m.