Stefen Joshua Lockett of Pembroke Pines, Florida was arrested on Thursday for leaving the scene of a fatal accident on March 20, 2015. Lockett, 27, allegedly struck and killed Gilbert Jerry Rivera while he was crossing a road in Pembroke Pines.
Lockett was due to make his first appearance in court yesterday. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of up to 30 years in prison. It is unclear if Lockett has sought legal representation.
According to the arrest report, the fatal accident occurred on South Hiatus Road in Pembroke Pines in March last year. Lockett was reportedly driving a white Nissan Versa to a friend’s house in a gated community in Miramar when he hit Rivera, 49, as he was crossing the road.