Van hits, kills 2 pedestrians in Margate

Willie Johnson, Laurie Koffarnus were crossing State Road 7 at time

By Elsa Bolt - Executive Producer , Ben Candea , Barbara A. Besteni
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MARGATE, Fla. - Two people are dead after they were hit by a van in Margate early Thursday morning.

It happened along Northwest 8th Street and State Road 7 about 12:22 a.m.

Police say 63-year-old Willie Johnson and 49-year-old Laurie Koffarnus were trying to cross State Road 7 when they were hit and killed.

The driver of the van stayed on the scene and is working with investigators.

As of Thursday morning, no charges had been filed.

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