Hit and Run in Boca Raton Turns Fatal With Pedestrian Dead; Police Seeking Information on Two Vehicles Which Fled Scene on Palmetto Park Road

The victim was transported to Delray Medical Center where she died as a result of her injuries. Police are looking for information on both vehicles which are believed to be a dark gray 2014-15 Toyota Corolla with damage to the lower front bumper and a small SUV like a Lexus LX 300 or Mazda CX-5 with damage to the front of the vehicle.

BOCA RATON, FL –A hit and run which has turned fatal took place last month on August 12, at the corner of Ponderosa Drive and Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton. The incident initially left a 75-year-old woman Karen R. Kesner critically injured.

According to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, Kesner was walking north along the east side of Ponderosa Drive at the intersection with Palmetto Park Road when a vehicle traveling eastbound crossed into the intersection and struck her with the front of the vehicle. While Kesner was laying in the street, the vehicle initially stopped when a second vehicle, shortly behind the first, also hit Kesner, running her over striking her with its tires and undercarriage.

According to witnesses at the scene, the drivers of both vehicles stopped and talked with one another momentarily before both fleeing the scene eastbound on Palmetto Park Road. The victim was transported to Delray Medical Center where she was listed in critical condition.

Yesterday, September 12, Kesner died from her injuries in the collision.


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Police are looking for information on both vehicles which are believed to be a dark gray 2014-15 Toyota Corolla with damage to the lower front bumper and a small SUV like a Lexus LX 300 or Mazda CX-5 with damage to the front of the vehicle. If you have any information on either vehicle, call the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Division at (561) 688-3000.

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