Delray Beach woman killed when man hits her with his van after dispute over payment, cops say

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 detectives that the man, Elson Silencieux, 39, of Boynton Beach, 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 that shots were fired, but arriving officers found a very different scene.

Delray Beach Fire Rescue took Marie Ambroise and her daughter Nutrishia Pardieu to Delray Medical Center. Ambroise was pronounced dead a short time later. Pardieu was treated and released from the hospital Friday night.