PLANTATION, Fla. – Police have identified the man who was killed in a hit-and-run early Sunday morning.
The victim was David Robinson, 33 of Coral Springs, Plantation police and Robinson’s family confirmed Monday.
The crash took place at 2:30 a.m. Sunday and had a stretch of State Road 7 near Northwest 5th Street blocked off for several hours.
Family says Robinson was simply trying to cross the street. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and police later confirmed that it was hit and run, which remains under investigation.
Robinson was the lead singer in a band with his brothers, his family said, noting that he had been singing for practically his entire life.
“It’s hard to even think that it’s real,” David’s brother Daniel Robinson said. “Grasping with the concept that I can’t speak to him anymore. It’s weird, and it’s been tough for all of his family and friends.”
Daniel Robinson said his brother was staying at the Plantation Inn over the weekend and was heading to a convenience store when he was killed.
On Sunday, investigators spray-painted portions of the street and walked around looking for signs of car parts or any type of evidence that could lead them to the driver.
Police have not put out any information about the vehicle involved.
The family is hoping the driver comes forward.
“In my heart, I hope they do the right thing,” brother Joshua Robinson said. “And I’m quite sure the person is scared, but we just want to know what happened. We need closure. For my brother to be able to rest peacefully.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.