KISSIMMEE, Fla. – A 26-year-old man was arrested Sunday night at a Kissimmee motel in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left his wife dead, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Troopers said Kabir Richard Ramnarine, of Kissimmee, was arrested at the Apollo Inn on charges of leaving the scene of a fatal crash, driving with a revoked license and vehicular homicide.
Ashley Ramnarine, 26, of Webster, died in the crash, which was reported at 3:30 a.m. Sunday at San Lorenzo Road and Cortez Court, according to the FHP.
According to the FHP, Kabir Ramnarine was driving a Toyota four-door north on San Lorenzo Road and lost control of the car, which went off the road, struck a sign and hit a tree.
Ashley Ramnarine, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene, the FHP said.
Kabir Richard Ramnarine ran away after the crash, troopers said.
He was later arrested and booked into the Osceola County Jail, where he's being held without bond.
FHP Lt. Kim Montes said Ramnarine possibly fled because he didn't have a valid license. When investigators asked him why he left his wife there, he said he crashed and then he panicked.
"In all of the hit and run crashes we've ever seen, I've never seen someone leave a family member dead on the scene," FHP Lt. Kim Montes said.
Officials with the FHP said the couple was leaving a family party when the crash happened.
Montes said if Ashley Ramnarine had been rendered aid immediately she may have survived.