Vehicle Involved In Fatal Road Ranger Hit-Run Found, Troopers Say

By Doug Phillips | Sun Sentinel November 4, 2014

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The vehicle that is believed to have struck and killed a Road Ranger before its driver fled the scene has been found in Broward County, the Florida Highway Patrol said on Tuesday.

According to FHP, the black Jeep Cherokee was found at a residence in Southwest Ranches.

What led to the vehicle's discovery was not immediately disclosed.

Arnold Metellus, 59, of Boynton Beach, was killed about 1 a.m. on Oct. 26 on the northbound interstate just south of Palmetto Park Road, according to FHP.

Metellus worked for Anchor Towing and Marine Transport of Broward, a contractor that provides Road Rangers for the state's Department of Transportation.

He had stopped to assist a couple in a white 2011 Dodge Charger when he was hit. Cordel Brown, 30, of Riviera Beach, the car's driver, and Cynthia Lynn Soriano, 22, of Hollywood, were treated for minor injuries at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, FHP said.

At a news conference on Oct. 29, investigators displayed some clues that were left at the crash scene: The Jeep's fender lining, a right headlight and a broken chrome sideview mirror – all items that were believed to have come from the hit-and-run vehicle.