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Pedestrian dies after being struck by 2 vehicles in Broward County

Deputies search for driver who fled the scene

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit-and-run crash that occurred Wednesday morning on State Road 7 in unincorporated Broward County.

BSO spokeswoman Miranda Grossman said deputies responded to the scene on SR 7 just south of Davie Boulevard shortly before 6 a.m.

Sky 10 was above the scene as a tarp covered the victim’s body in the middle of the northbound lanes.

According to authorities, a car was heading north in the 1400 block of State Road 7 when it struck a pedestrian. The driver fled the scene.

Sky 10 over the scene of a traffic-related fatality in unincorporated Broward County.
Sky 10 over the scene of a traffic-related fatality in unincorporated Broward County. (WPLG)

Deputies said a second vehicle, a Chevrolet Equinox driven by Angelina Gonzalez, was also heading north and struck the pedestrian, as well.

Authorities said Gonzalez initially left the scene, but returned when she saw what had occurred on the news.

She is cooperating with detectives, authorities said.

Investigators are still searching for the primary car and driver that first hit the pedestrian, leaving that person behind to die.

The pedestrian, whose identity has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“People drive so fast,” Gustavo Sanchez, who witnessed the aftermath, said. “They can change lanes without putting the turning signal and maybe this happened and the person was crossing the street. It’s not the right place to go over.”

Grossman said northbound and southbound lanes of SR 7 were closed in the area as authorities investigated the circumstances surrounding the incident, but all lanes have since reopened.

Anyone with further information about the fatal hit-and-run is asked to call BSO Traffic Homicide Detective Sean Strzalkowski at 954-321-4845. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.


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