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Sister of Fort Lauderdale hit-and-run victim pleads for driver to come forward

Surveillance video shows fatal hit-and-run crash

The sister of a man who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Fort Lauderdale is asking for the driver to come forward.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Newly released surveillance video shows the moment that a man was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Fort Lauderdale. 

The family of the victim is also hoping that police will find the driver. 

The crash took place along Broward Boulevard and Northwest Seventh Avenue early Saturday morning. 

The driver did not stop, leaving the 35-year-old victim, John Frederick, on the side of the roadway. 

"That's my brother. He's mine, and someone took him from me," Jillian Frederick, John Frederick's sister, told Local 10 News. "He was a great man, a great brother, a good son."

John Frederick was walking along Broward Boulevard about 3 a.m. Saturday when someone slammed into him. 

"He saw the car coming," Jillian said. "He lost his footing and the car just plowed through him and left him there."

Police are looking for a 2011 to 2019 silver Hyundai Sonata with front-end damage. 

Jillian told Local 10 that she won't rest until the case is solved. She made an emotional plea to the person responsible.

"I will always forgive you because that's how we were raised and that's what he would want," Jillian said. "Please, please come forward."

Anyone with information is urged to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. 

A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist Frederick's family members during their time of need. 


About the Authors:

Sanela Sabovic joined Local 10 News in September 2012 as an assignment editor and associate producer. In August 2015, she became a full-time reporter and fill-in traffic reporter. Sanela holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a concentration in radio, television and film from DePaul University.

Alex Finnie joined the Local 10 News team in May 2018. South Florida is home! She was raised in Miami and attended the Cushman School and New World School of the Arts for high school.