21-year-old man arrested in connection to fatal 2019 hit-and-run in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, FL – Officials arrested the man responsible for fatally striking a Good Samaritan on I-95 nearly a year after the accident occurred.

According to Local 10, Sebastian Michel Jean-Baptiste, 21, was arrested Friday on charges of leaving the scene of a crash involving a death, driving while license is suspended, and reckless driving that resulted in the death of Pierre Michel Fortin on October 31st, 2019.

Police say Fortin was returning to his vehicle after assisting another motorist who had crashed on the interstate near Pembroke Road when he was fatally struck by a 2019 Toyota Camry driven by Jean-Baptiste, who was 20 at the time.

Witnesses to the incident say Jean-Baptiste slowed for a moment before speeding away from the scene. A passenger in his vehicle admitted that he and the suspect had been drinking prior to the accident. He was also driving with a suspended learner’s permit at the time.

Have you lost a loved one due to the reckless behavior of a driver in Hollywood? If so, you may be entitled to reimbursement for medical bills, funeral costs, loss of income, and other expenses. The Fort Lauderdale hit-and-run accident attorneys with VG Law Group stand ready to fight for the money you deserve after such a tragic and preventable loss. Contact us today at 1-833-HELP-365  to speak with a licensed attorney with regard to your individual case.

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