$27,000 reward offered for driver in 2017 fatal hit-and-run crash

It has been five years since Emma Kelsoe and her dog were killed. Neighbors said she died a hero and detectives haven’t made an arrest in the case.

DAVIE, Fla. – It has been five years since Emma Kelsoe and her dog were killed. Neighbors said she died a hero and detectives haven’t made an arrest in the case.

Kelsoe, 80, stopped to talk to a neighbor at the Park City Mobile Home Park in Davie. She was walking her dog and her neighbor was getting the mail about 6:40 p.m., on Feb. 1, 2017.

Emma Kelsoe was killed on Feb. 1, 2017 in Davie. (Courtesy family photo)

A driver was speeding toward them near the intersection of Southwest 18th Street and 86th Avenue when Kelsoe pushed her neighbor out of the way.

The driver ran over Kelsoe and her dog. Surveillance video shows the driver did a U-turn to return and fled. There is a $27,000 reward for information resulting in an arrest in the case.

Lisa Huber, Kelsoe’s granddaughter, was at a temporary memorial set up where the tragedy happened. There were pictures and flowers.

“She was an amazing person,” Huber said.

Kelsoe’s loved ones are asking anyone with information on the identity of the driver involved in the fatal hit-and-run crash to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

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Janine Stanwood joined Local 10 News in February 2004 as an assignment editor. She is now a general assignment reporter. Before moving to South Florida from her Washington home, Janine was the senior legislative correspondent for a United States senator on Capitol Hill.