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Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash in Fort Lauderdale

Surveillance video shows moment of impact

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A hit-and-run crash Thursday morning in Fort Lauderdale left a pedestrian dead.

It happened just after 2 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Sunrise Boulevard between Northwest 15th Avenue and Powerline Road.

Surveillance video showed the moments when a car plowed into a man walking across Sunrise Boulevard, dragging him for several feet before leaving the victim for dead.

The video shows the man, identified by police as Wilfredo Barberan-Santiago, 53, crossing Sunrise Boulevard while holding an umbrella.

Broadway Auto Repair owner Benny Morerro said he was watching his cameras and noticed the police lights. He couldn’t believe what he saw when he rewound the video.

“That’s somebody’s father, somebody’s brother, you know, that just got killed because somebody just didn’t care,” he said.

The body of a pedestrian who was killed in a hit-and-run crash lies covered in the middle of Sunrise Boulevard.
The body of a pedestrian who was killed in a hit-and-run crash lies covered in the middle of Sunrise Boulevard. (WPLG)

Shoes and car parts were strewn all over the roadway.

The victim’s body could be seen lying on the pavement near a gas station.

Police are searching for the hit-and-run driver.