Police identify pedestrian killed in Friday night crash

Investigators say driver struck pedestrian, then cyclist

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Police in Fort Lauderdale have released the identity of a pedestrian who was struck and killed a car driven by Frank Isaac Pais Munoz Friday night.

About 8:35 p.m., Munoz was traveling eastbound on West Broward Boulevard when he struck and killed Brian George Katchmeric, 43, Northwest Seventh Avenue.

Katchmeric stepped from the center median into on-coming traffic," Detective DeAnn Greenlaw said in a press release. When Munoz struck him, Katchmeric "backwards, striking his head on the curb of the median."

He died at the scene.

Munoz continued to drive. Police said that in an attempt to return to the scene, he made a U-turn about two blocks later. That was when he hit Russel Franklin, 62, who was cycling.

Franklin received minor injuries.

Investigators say Munoz was not observed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Greenlaw said both crashes are still under investigation and asked anyone who may have witnessed either of the crashes to call 954-828-5754.