Authorities find alleged suspect vehicle in fatal Deerfield Beach hit-and-run

Authorities identify victim as 47-year-old Tina Cagnana

By Tim Swift - Local10.com Digital Editor

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - A suspect vehicle allegedly involved in a hit-and-run that left a Deerfield Beach woman dead was found early Saturday, officials said.

Keyla Concepcion, a spokeswoman for the Broward County Sheriff's Office, said 47-year-old Tina Cagnana was walking with her teenage daughter in a bike lane in the 600 block of South Ocean Drive when she was struck by a Ford F-150 pickup around 8:15 p.m. Friday. Cagnana's daughter was not hurt.

Cagnana was rushed to Broward Health North in Pompano Beach, where she died of her injuries. Officials said the driver of the truck fled the scene of the crash.

About 2:30 a.m. Saturday, officials said a deputy in Tamarac spotted a white Ford F-150 with front-end damage that matched the description of the one involved in the Deerfield Beach crash.

An independent investigation confirmed the driver was driving impaired. The man, who was not identified by deputies, was arrested for driving under the influence, but has not been charged in connection with the hit-and-run.

Officials said the hit-and-run investigation continues.

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