On Thursday, the police in West Palm Beach announced that they have potentially located the driver responsible for a hit-and-run incident that resulted in the death of a woman over the weekend.
According to Mike Jachles, the spokesperson for the West Palm Beach police, the driver and the car involved in the collision that killed Penelope Lynn Kenyon, aged 55, were discovered on Thursday afternoon.
A tip led the investigators to a local auto body shop in the West Palm Beach area, where they found the Cadillac ATS responsible for hitting Kenyon.
The police have identified and interviewed the driver, a 31-year-old man from Palm Beach County. The Cadillac exhibited front-end damage and was missing its passenger’s side view mirror. The staff at the body shop is cooperating with the police in their investigation.
The tragic incident occurred when Kenyon was crossing Belvedere Road, west of Interstate 95, along with her stepbrother. At approximately 2:41 a.m. on Sunday, a westbound car struck Kenyon.
Despite undergoing surgery at St. Mary’s Medical Center, she succumbed to her injuries and passed away at 5:33 a.m. Her stepbrother, fortunately, escaped unharmed.
According to the police, Kenyon and her stepbrother were walking from a Wawa convenience store to a nearby IHOP restaurant at the time of the crash.
After examining the scene and gathering evidence, the investigators were able to describe the vehicle as a black Cadillac ATS or CT4 with damage to the front right corner and a missing passenger-side mirror.
While the investigation is ongoing, the police have chosen not to disclose the name of the driver or the body shop involved. No charges have been filed yet, pending the receipt of DNA evidence results, as stated by Jachles.