On Saturday, the Delray Beach Police Department released photos and a statement identifying the man who was behind the wheel of the vehicle that struck Jordan Parsons on May 1 resulting in the Bellator MMA featherweight’s death.
“After an intense, six-day investigation, DBPD traffic homicide investigators have arrested a 28-year-old Boca Raton man for the fatal crash that took the life of 25-year-old MMA fighter Jordan Parsons. Dennis Wright, whose license has been suspended six times, is facing multiple charges, including leaving the scene of a crash causing death. Investigators have recovered the damaged 2013 Range Rover Sport involved in the crash,” read the DBPD statement.
Parsons was walking home at 12:33 a.m. when he was struck by Wright, who never stopped.
“The incident happened at 12:33 a.m. on May 1. Parsons was walking across Federal Highway at Lindell Boulevard. Wright, whose driver license is suspended, was driving his mother’s Range Rover south on Federal. A witness told investigators he thinks Wright was driving between 100 and 120 miles per hour when he hit Parsons, who was in the crosswalk. Parsons was wearing headphones and may have not heard the SUV coming.
Wright never stopped. Neither did his friends driving behind him in their Mercedes, which followed the Range Rover as it continued southbound,” the authorities revealed.
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DBPD Officer Derek Chahine, who had been nearby on a traffic stop, used a medical blanket from the trunk of his patrol car to apply pressure to Parson’s catastrophic leg injury until Delray Beach Fire Rescue arrived and transported Parsons to Delray Medical Center. He died May 4 from injuries sustained in the hit-and-run.
On May 2, an anonymous tipster provided Wright’s name to investigators. It was quickly discovered that Wright’s mother owned a grey 2013 Range ….View full article