Boca’s Karen Kesner Dies, Police Release New Crash Details


BOCA RATON, FL ( — Boca’s Karen Kesner, critically injured in a horrific hit-and-run crash at Palmetto Park Road and Ponderosa last month, has died. While the striking driver remains at large, police are closing in. There is new information and investigators are asking you to call if it triggers a memory:

From police:

“We believe one vehicle is a dark gray 2014-15 Toyota Corolla with damage to the lower front bumper and the other vehicle is a small SUV like a Lexus LX 300 or Mazda CX-5 with damage to the front of the vehicle.”

From our original reporting on August 14th:

According to PBSO, Kesner was walking “north along the east side of Ponderosa Drive at the intersection with Palmetto Park Road. She was crossing Palmetto Park Road in the crosswalk. Vehicle 1 was traveling eastbound on Palmetto Park Road. Vehicle 1 crossed the intersection of Ponderosa Drive. The front of Vehicle 1 struck Kesner. Kesner landed on the roadway and Vehicle 1 came to a stop east of the point of impact. 

Vehicle 2 was traveling southbound on Ponderosa Drive at the intersection with Palmetto Park Road. Vehicle 2 made a left turn onto eastbound Palmetto Park Road shortly behind Vehicle 1. Vehicle 2 maneuvered around stopped vehicles in the intersection and proceeded east on Palmetto Park Road. At this time, Kesner was laying on the roadway from the impact with vehicle 1. Vehicle 2 ran over Kesner, striking her with its tires and undercarriage. Vehicle 2 came to a stop behind Vehicle 1. 

According to witnesses, the drivers of Vehicle 1 and Vehicle 2 conversed with one another momentarily before fleeing the scene east bound on Palmetto Park Road.

Kesner is in critical condition at Delray Medical Center. Vehicle 1 and 2 have not been identified at this time. 

Call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS, or use the PBSO app to report information anonymously.


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