Pedestrian killed in Lauderdale Lakes hit-and-run

LAUDERDALE LAKES, Fla. – Broward County deputies are investigating after a driver struck and killed a pedestrian near a major Lauderdale Lakes intersection early Saturday morning.

It happened just after 4 a.m. near State Road 7 and Northwest 19th Street between Oakland Park Boulevard and Sunrise Boulevard.

Upon arrival, BSO deputies and Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue found a pedestrian who had been hit by a car while crossing the street.

Deputies said the driver fled the area, and then another vehicle hit the victim as well.

Authorities said the victim was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The second driver remained at the scene and was cooperating with police.

Local 10 News was at the scene of the crash where a medical examiner was seen removing the victim’s body.

Deputies have not yet released any information on the victim.

The northbound and southbound lanes of North State Road 7 between the 1900 block and the 2400 block in Lauderdale Lakes were closed temporarily.

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