Michelle De Vito-Han was arrested Thursday for her alleged role in a fatal Royal Palm Beach, Florida hit-and-run accident back in October, news sources indicate. Han is accused of striking Leonard Eaton with her vehicle, then leaving the scene. Eaton, 69, was taken to the Delray Medical Center, where he later died of his injuries. Han, 48, was just arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident following an investigation. Her bail was set $20,000; it is unclear whether she has retained a lawyer.
Reports say Han works at the Greenacres City Hall as a secretary in the finances department. It is unclear whether the charges against her will affect her position at the department. City Hall does not appear to have issued a statement regarding the arrest.
According to reports, the accident occurred at around 5:00 on a Tuesday evening in October. Eaton was attempting to cross Jog Road near the intersection of Purdy Lane in Greenacres, Florida when a driver, believed to be Han, allegedly hit him with her car. The driver continued along the northbound lanes of Jog Road without stopping. Paramedics arrived at the scene and rushed Eaton to the Delray Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead of his injuries.
Following the accident, police launched an investigation and announced that they were looking for a light-colored sports utility vehicle with a chrome grill and possible flame decals. It is not clear how the investigation led to Han, but police eventually apprehended her in connection to Eaton’s death. Han reportedly told police that she had been driving along the northbound of Jog Road and had the green light at the intersection of Purdy Lane. According to her testimony, Han reportedly saw Eaton in the street, honked at him, and then continued on. As she passed the intersection, she reportedly heard a loud bang. She told police that she kept driving, not realizing she had hit Eaton.
In other accident-related news, a motorcyclist was killed in a Davie, Florida accident Saturday when he smashed into the left-hand side of a truck, reports indicate. No one involved in the accident was identified publicly. The motorcyclist was taken to the Memorial Regional Hospital following the crash, where he later died. It is not yet known if the driver of the truck was injured.
Reports say the accident occurred around 4:00 Saturday evening along the westbound lanes of Griffin Road. The motorcyclist was reportedly attempting to pass a truck on the left-hand side of the road. At the same time, the truck was attempting to make a left-hand turn. The two vehicles ended up crashing into each other. It is not known whether the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet.
Paramedics arrived on the scene following the accident and air-rushed the driver of the bike to the Memorial Regional Hospital with critical injuries. He pronounced dead a short while later. It is unclear whether the driver of the truck was injured or if he will be charged with a crime. The FHP is currently investigating the accident.