News: Man charged in Lake Worth Beach hit-and-run that killed bicyclist

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Posted: July 13, 2022

LAKE WORTH BEACH, FL - Authorities announced an arrest in a hit-and-run incident that killed a bicyclist in Lake Worth Beach.

According to a report by WPTV, 40-year-old Corey A. Bell of Boynton Beach was arrested Tuesday in the March 11 crash at 1901 12th Avenue South.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Bell was driving a stolen Toyota Matrix at high speed on Cochran Avenue shortly after 2 p.m. when he hit a mailbox and then ran off the road while trying to turn at an intersection. 

The car entered an overhang and hit 74-year-old James Beloian of Lake Worth Beach as he was straddling his bicycle. Beloian suffered fatal injuries.

Investigators said the car then struck a building and ended up in a parking lot, and that Bell and a passenger fled the scene.

DNA evidence indicated that Bell had been in the car. The passenger, 19-year-old Daniel Mafadens, was arrested in April.

Bell is now charged with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a crash involving a death.  He is being held on bond.

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