MIAMI (CBS4) – The man responsible for three deaths in a violent hit and run accident on Sunday admitted to being under the influence and running from police when the accident happened.

Miami police spokesman Detective Willie Moreno confirmed that they had taken Cedric Williams, 48, into custody and charged him with leaving the scene of a deadly accident, leaving the scene of an accident involving serious injury and driving with an expired license.

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The accident occurred Sunday morning between 3:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. in the intersection of NE 2nd Avenue and 82nd Street.

Robert Wissler, 25, was behind the wheel of his Honda Civic when a van traveling at a high rate of speed plowed into him in the intersection. After the crash witnesses said the driver of the van limped away.

Dean Wissler, Robert’s father, said his son had been on a date earlier in the night and that Lindsey Ennis, 20 of Duluth, Ga., and Kayla Elizabeth Bain, of Tutnam Station, NY, were riding with him at the time of the accident were visiting South Florida. All three were killed.

The fourth person in the car, Robert Judd, 69, of North Miami Beach, who was riding in the front passenger seat, was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

Wissler’s father was in shock Sunday night.

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“I can’t believe my kid is dead. He was my best friend,” Wissler said. “I just put him through school to be a [certified nursing assistant]. He got a job at my wife’s hospital, which is Mt. Sinai. He was doing so good.”

Police said Miami-Dade police has issued an alert on Williams after he was seen driving the van recklessly earlier in the evening.

At the crash scene, Miami police found a bloody shirt and orange baseball cap.

When Miami police went to William’s house, he refused to come out. Officers from Miami-Dade along with Miami police officers surrounded the home for several hours until his family members convinced him to surrender.

In the house Williams reportedly confessed to his mother that he did it, saying ‘it happened so fast’.

During questioning by police, Williams again reportedly confessed to running a red light and slamming into the car. He allegedly told investigators he ran from the scene because he had been drinking and he knew he had been driving with a suspended license.

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Williams is being held on $35 thousand bond.