Arrest made in hit-and-run death of MMA fighter in Florida

May 8, 2016

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) Police in Florida have arrested a 25-year-old man in the fatal crash that killed mixed martial arts fighter Jordan Parsons.

Delray Beach police spokeswoman Dani Moschella said in a statement Saturday that Dennis Wright faces multiple charges including leaving the scene of a crash causing death.

Moschella says Wright's license has been suspended six times.

Parsons was wearing headphones in a crosswalk when he was hit by a Range Rover traveling at least 120 miles per hour on Federal Highway last Sunday.


The Range Rover never stopped.

An anonymous tipster passed on Wright's name to detectives and they discovered that Wright's mother owned a Range Rover.

Wright's attorney, Robert Resnick, told The Palm Beach Post ( ) that all the facts in the case haven't yet come out.


Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post,