Man charged with leaving scene of fatal accident, returning to blame another driver

Authorities say a man accused in connection with a hit-and-run death parked his car at a Wal-Mart and walked back to the scene of the crash, where he told officers the pedestrian had been hit by another driver.

William Desvergers, 27, of Pompano Beach, was arrested Thursday after investigators determined vehicle parts found at the scene of the crash in Lighthouse Point matched the damage to Desvergers’ pickup.

During a first-appearance court hearing Friday, Broward Circuit Court Judge Jack Tuter set a $130,000 bond and ordered Desvergers to surrender his passport.

Investigators said Desvergers was not at fault in the crash that killed 62-year-old Claude Michaud, who had been crossing the street in the middle of the block when he was hit along North Federal Highway on Sept 13.