2 people killed after being struck by car in Dania Beach

Man, woman struck by car at Sheridan Street, Federal Highway, deputies say

By Tim Swift - Local10.com Digital Editor, Dawn Jorgenson

DANIA BEACH, Fla. - A man and a woman were killed after being struck by a car Saturday in Dania Beach, officials said.

Joy Oglesby, a spokeswoman for the Broward County Sheriff's Office, said the victims were struck around 7:45 p.m. at Sheridan Street and Federal Highway.

Deputies said the man, identified as Raymond Juarez, 24, and the woman attempted to cross Sheridan Street near a designated crosswalk that had a "Do Not Cross" sign illuminated.

A Toyota Solara, driven by Leslie O'Hare, 61, was headed west and had the right of way when it struck the pedestrians, Sheriff's Office officials said.

O'Hare remained at the scene, Oglesby said.

The woman died at the scene. Juarez was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, where he later died of his injuries.

Oglesby said traffic homicide detectives are investigating, but that they don't suspect impairment or excessive speed as contributing factors to the crash.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

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