Police officers in Daytona Beach arrested a 63-year-old man last Thursday after he was involved in an accident that resulted in the death of a 35-year-old pedestrian. The initial reports from the Daytona Beach Police Department recounted how Correa, was driving his car down South Nova Road, close to this road’s intersection with Forest Glen Boulevard, when he struck Bovee. Bovee was on foot, walking along South Nova Road, when Correa’s maroon Mitsubishi Raider hit and fatally injured her.
It is not clear whether or not Correa was aware that he had collided with someone, but the reports indicate that he did not remain at the scene and instead continued to drive away from the dying Bovee. Her body was ultimately discovered by another individual who was passing through the area, although it was not immediately clear if this other individual was on foot or in a car.
Regardless, they called 9-1-1 to report the situation and officers with the Daytona Beach Department quickly arrived at the scene with paramedics and other first responders. Bovee was declared dead at the scene, and a search for the absent perpetrator was immediately launched. Debris and other evidence around the area suggested that the car in question would be a maroon color and have damage to its front including a missing light on the passenger side.
Details of the search were not immediately supplied in the report, however we do know that the authorities were able to quickly locate Correa. It is not known if he was arrested at his home or if the description of his car made it possible for officers with the Daytona Beach Police Department to locate him while still on the road, but he was found and stopped before any additional collisions could occur. During his arrest, Correa admitted consuming between six and seven beers shortly before the collision between his car and Bovee.
Charges are currently pending against Correa and include hit-and-run charges as well as DUI charges. It is not known if Correa is being held without bail or if a trial date has been set.
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