BSO deputies seek driver of pickup truck who fatally struck pedestrian in Pompano Beach

Joseph Duran, 55, was crossing street when he was struck by truck, deputies say


POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – Broward Sheriff's Office traffic homicide investigators are searching for the driver of a black 2007 Ford F-150 pickup truck who they said fatally struck a pedestrian over the weekend in Pompano Beach.

The hit-and-run was reported shortly before 8:30 p.m. Sunday near the 900 block of East Atlantic Boulevard.

Deputies said the victim, Joseph Duran, 55, was walking across the westbound lanes of East Atlantic Boulevard when he was struck by the truck that was heading west.

"The driver's side front bumper, fender and headlight assembly struck the pedestrian, projecting his body more than 40 feet away from the point of impact," the Broward Sheriff's Office said in a news release.  

Witnesses said the driver slowed down after the crash, but then accelerated and fled west from the scene.

Pompano Beach Fire Rescue personnel pronounced Duran dead at the scene. 

Detectives said the truck would have damage to the driver's side front end: the headlight assembly, front bumper and possibly the hood. 

Anyone with further information is asked to call BSO Traffic Homicide Detective Michael Wiley at 954-321-4841. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.  

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