Driver hits, kills woman walking with husband on sidewalk, Sunrise police say

Woman’s husband injured in crash, cause under investigation

SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise police are investigating a crash that left a pedestrian dead and another injured Monday morning.

Sunrise police Sgt. Darwin Arroyo said the crash happened at around 6 a.m. on northbound North University Drive, near Oakland Park Boulevard.

Arroyo said the driver of a silver Toyota Corolla left the roadway, hit a light pole and then the two pedestrians, a man and a woman, as they were walking on the sidewalk.

Police said the 68-year-old man and 58-year-old woman were husband and wife.

He said rescue crews pronounced the woman dead at the scene, while they took the man to Broward Health Medical Center with injuries that weren’t life-threatening.

Police said the man was in the intensive care unit with head trauma and broken legs.

The driver and passenger, aged 26 and 25 respectively, weren’t injured and remained at the scene and were cooperating with investigators, Arroyo said.

He said police were investigating what caused the driver to lose control.

Police haven’t released the names of anyone involved as of Monday evening.

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