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Man dies after Coconut Creek hit-and-run

Investigators find suspected car in North Lauderdale

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COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – A 57-year-old man died Saturday, two days after he was struck in a hit-and-run incident in Coconut Creek, police said.

The victim, identified by police as Jay Edelstein, was walking west Thursday through the driveway access of 5550 Northwest 40th Ave.

Police said traffic investigators found that a gray 2003 Toyota Corolla struck Edelstein from behind.

Investigators followed up later that evening on leads they obtained earlier in the day. Police said after checking several locations for the car, investigators were able to find it at an address in North Lauderdale.

Edelstein suffered severe head and leg trauma and was taken to North Broward Hospital. Police said Edelstein died of his injuries Saturday afternoon.

Police identified a suspect, but that information was not released because of the ongoing investigation.


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