PALM BEACH, FLORIDA (August 21, 2017) – 23 year old Jason Laux was identified as the man killed in a hit and run on Monday, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 12:05 am on Monday, on Seminole Pratt Whiskey Road near 74th Street in Loxahatchee. A 21 year old driver that may have been under the influence was operating a 2016 Honda sedan when he rear ended a 1992 tan Buick sedan at a high rate of speed.
The driver of the Buick, 23 year old Jason Laux, was tragically pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later. Jason was identified as being the son of Ken Laux, a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy.
The man that hit Jason Laux fled the scene after the accident, but was located by PBSO officers including a K9 a short time later. He has been identified as 21 year old Jacob T. Gordon.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from West Alliance Injury Lawyers. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”