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Jessica Enchautegui-Otero, 33, killed and Deputy Sheriff Adam Pennell, 25, injured by hit-and-run driver on State Road 60 in Lake Wales, Florida
As Pennell called EMS to the scene to treat Enchautegui-Otero, an unknown vehicle entered the median and hit both of them before fleeing the scene.
“Just come out and say it just for peace of mind. And I hope that God will forgive you,” said Maria Enchautegui, Jessica’s mom.
There is a $10,000 reward for any information that would lead to the driver’s arrest.
Thursday afternoon Polk County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that an arrest had been made in the case thanks to an anonymous Heartland Crime Stoppers tip.
“He told them he knew he hit something but didn’t know what he hit. He expressed remorse at killing Jessica Enchautegui-Otero and injuring Polk County Deputy Adam Pennell,” a sheriff’s office spokesperson said.