Police are asking you to help find the driver who struck and killed a pedestrian in Lauderhill late Sunday. Investigators still don’t know who the victim is, but say he appears to be a man in his late 70s.
“Investigators have not been able to positively verify his identity. They are currently working on that,” police spokesman Lt. Michael Santiago said Monday morning
Once the man’s identity is determined, police will notify his family.
The fatal hit-and-run happened in the 1800 block of Northwest 31st Avenue, only a few minutes from West Sunrise Boulevard, according to Lauderhill police.
According to Lauderhill PD’s preliminary investigation, a dark colored vehicle was traveling south on Northwest 31st Avenue, passing 19th Street, when the man crossed into the path of the vehicle and was struck. The driver of the vehicle did not stop and drove away, said Santiago.
Officers responded to the crash just after 9 p.m. and found the man lying on the road with extensive injuries, Santiago said. He was taken to Broward Health Medical Center, where he died.
Police say several witnesses remained at the crash and are cooperating with officers.
Video taken by Miami Herald news partner CBS4 showed police cruisers and crime tape blocking off the area with evidence markers scattered on the roadway. The tragedy happened outside of an apartment complex, CBS4 reported.
The road was shut down overnight for the investigation and reopened early Monday.
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Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact police or Broward CrimeStoppers at 954-493-8477( TIPS).
This article will be updated once more information becomes available.