PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. – A pedestrian died at a hospital Friday morning shortly after being struck by a semi-truck in Port Everglades, authorities confirmed.
The incident occurred shortly before 7 a.m. near the intersection of South Federal Highway and Southeast 30th Street.
A mechanic who works nearby told Local 10 News that the victim was yelling at traffic and then jumped in front of the semi-truck, however authorities have not yet confirmed that information.
According to Broward Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Gerdy St. Louis, the victim was taken to a local hospital and later died.
Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances leading up to the incident.