Driver arrested in 2015 hit-and-run crash that killed a tourist in Miami Beach

MIAMI (WSVN) - Miami Beach Police have announced that an arrest was made in a hit-and-run crash that killed a tourist last year.

The suspected driver, Frank Strachan, was arrested Sunday morning in Georgia.

Strachan was charged with vehicular homicide after police said he was driving a 2012 Silver BMW 650i convertible and struck a tourist, who was tossed over 200 feet in the air and killed instantly.

According to police, Strachan was driving between 70 and 100 miles per hour down Collins Avenue near 11th street. He was also driving in and out of traffic.

Police tell 7News that when the victim was struck, the man stopped and exited the vehicle, making no attempt to check on the well-being of the tourist. He then ran from the scene and had been a fugitive ever since.

The man who was killed was a tourist visiting from the United Kingdom.

The Miami Beach Police Department and U.S. Marshals have been working on the case since the crash occurred on Oct. 13, 2015.

Strachan will stay in Georgia until he’s extradited to South Florida. The victim’s family was notified of the arrest and is extremely grateful. Despite his pending charges in other states, it is anticipated that the Mr. Strachan’s prosecution for the vehicular homicide will be the highest priority and that he will be extradited to Miami-Dade County for this purpose, according to a news release.

Strachan was a wanted fugitive for fraud charges in several other states, and will now face new fraud-related charges in Georgia as well.

Stay tuned to WSVN 7 News and for updates on this developing story.

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