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Arrest made in deadly hit-and-run after man on personal watercraft killed in Biscayne Bay

Man arrested for deadly boating hit and run with man on personal watercraft
Man arrested for deadly boating hit and run with man on personal watercraft

MIAMI – An arrest has been made in the case of a deadly hit-and-run that took place on the water in Biscayne Bay.

Police announced the arrest of Jorge Rodriguez Del Ray, 50, on Wednesday in connection to the boating accident that killed a man who had been riding on a personal watercraft.

The crash happened on Saturday, May 1, near Miami Marine Stadium and the Rickenbacker Causeway.

Authorities are investigating a death on the water after a man on a personal watercraft was killed in a hit and run crash with a boat. (WPLG)

Alcides Yagues, 26, was killed after being struck by a 30-foot vessel being driven by Rodriguez Del Ray, police said.

According to authorities, there were nine occupants on board the boat at the time of the crash.

Yagues died at Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center as a result of the injuries he sustained after being struck.

Rodriguez Del Ray was arrested Tuesday and charged by officials with leaving the scene of a boating accident with a fatality, failure to render aid and failure to report to law enforcement. He has since been released after posting a $5,000 bond.

Family members have started a GoFundMe page to help with expenses from Yagues’ death. To visit the page, click here.

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About the Author:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.