Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle in Dania Beach

The Broward Sheriff's Office is investigating after a pedestrian was fatally struck by a car Thursday morning in Dania Beach.

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – Deputies temporarily blocked off a two-block stretch along U.S. 1 in Dania Beach Thursday morning after it appears a car hit a pedestrian.

According to Broward Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright, the crash was reported around 2 a.m. in the 300 block of South Federal Highway.

She said deputies arrived in the area to find the victim already dead.

The driver remained at the scene.

A Local 10 News crew was at the scene later in the morning as a silver Kia was parked in the middle of the southbound lanes.

It’s windshield was smashed in and the hood also appeared to sustain some damage.

About 50 yards or so behind the damaged car was the victim’s body covered by a tarp.

The roadway was closed for several hours, but all lanes have since reopened to traffic.

No other details were immediately released.


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