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Carjacking victim dies after falling from moving pickup truck, authorities say

Police chase suspect, which ended in crash near Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A man has died after being carjacked Thursday morning in Fort Lauderdale, authorities said.

The carjacking occurred around 7:30 a.m. at 1100 NW 15th Ave.

Fort Lauderdale police said the victim fell out of his blue pickup truck and was taken to a hospital, where he  died. 

Neighbors told Local 10 News that the victim was hanging from his truck as the thief started driving away.

"He fell and his head went under the tire, pretty much," one witness said. 

After the carjacking, a "Be on the lookout" message was sent out to law enforcement officials to keep an eye out for the pickup truck. 

A Fort Lauderdale police officer eventually spotted the truck and started following it.

A chase ensued and authorities said the suspect led police to a neighborhood just south of Broward Boulevard and west of U.S. 441, where the truck crashed. 

The suspect was taken into custody but not until after he was bitten by a K-9, according to fire rescue officials. 

The man was taken by paramedics to a hospital to be treated for the bites.

The victim's and suspect's identities have not been released. 


 


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