Police suspect hit-and-run crash after body found along U.S. 27

MIRAMAR, Fla. – Miramar police are investigating after a body was found along U.S. 27 Tuesday morning.

A driver reported seeing the body just before 7:15 a.m., police said.

Miramar police officers were at the scene, located south of Pembroke Road, and had covered the body with a yellow tarp.

Police said the person was likely the victim of a hit-and-run crash.

“The victim appears to have injuries consistent with being struck by a motor vehicle, possibly a commercial vehicle,” Miramar police spokesperson Tania Rues said. “Due to lighting (conditions), there is the possibility the driver may not have recognized what he struck.”

Police said the body was that of an white man in his 60s or 70s, but officers did not know his identity as of late Tuesday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Miramar Police Department at 954-602-4000.

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