DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — Authorities are searching for the car in a hit and run that killed mixed martial arts fighter Jordan Parsons.READ MORE: ‘Treating Those Immigrants Like Dogs’: North Miami Mayor Sickened By Images Of Border Patrol Agents Using Whips To Corral Haitian Immigrants
Delray Beach police say the 25-year-old Parsons died Wednesday – three days after being struck. He was crossing a highway early Sunday when he was hit by a 2012 or 2013 Range Rover Sport that fled.READ MORE: ‘Such A Demonic Spirit’: 70-Year-Old Man Stabbed In Random Attack At Miramar Plaza
Police say Parsons was wearing headphones at the time and may not have heard the vehicle approaching. They say pieces of the SUV were found at the scene, including a side mirror.
The Michigan native fought for Bellator MMA and had an 11-2-0 record. Bellator president Scott Coker calls Parsons “an exceptional athlete and a rising star in the sport.”MORE NEWS: Florida Cabinet Approves 13-Mile Extension Of Dolphin Expressway
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