A 59-year-old Delray Beach woman was killed Friday evening and her 28-year-old daughter was injured after Delray Beach police say a man hit them with his van during a dispute.
Witnesses told Delray Beach Police Department detectives that the man hit both women with his Chevy van as he was leaving their house, where he had been doing some work, police spokeswoman Dani Moschella said in an email.
The incident happened just before 6 p.m. at 2488 Angler Drive. It was originally reported to police as a shots fired call, but arriving officers found a much different scene.
Delray Beach Fire Rescue took Marie Ambroise and her daughter Nutrishia Pardieu to Delray Medical Center. Ambroise was prounced dead a short time later. Pardieu was treated and released from the hospital Friday night.
The driver, 39-year-old Elson Silencieux of Boynton Beach, fled. Boynton Beach Police later found the van parked and empty in Boynton Beach and eventually detained Silencieux, who was found nearby.
Detectives are continuing to investigate Ambroise’s death. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call detective Casey Kelly at 561-243-7805.