Orlando FL Oct 12 2017 A 31-year-old from Michigan, was killed in a crosswalk in front of a hotel on Universal Boulevard.
The driver also left the scene.
Troopers said a hotel security guard saw the crash and followed the driver. Eventually, the driver pulled into another hotel and the security guard warned him to return to the scene after copying down his license plate.
Troopers arrested Yashpaul Boodram and charged him with leaving the scene of an accident with a death.
“Had that driver, that security guard that witnessed that crash, not followed the hit-and-run driver and not convinced him to come back to the scene, we never would have been able to make an arrest as quickly as we did,” Montes said.
“We may have eventually found the vehicle, but because that driver followed the hit-and-run driver, got him to come back to the scene, we were able to make an arrest, he was able to help us get crime results.”
Leaving the scene of a deadly crash carries a minimum four-year prison sentence and a maximum of 30 years in prison.