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TAMARAC MAN FATALLY STRUCK WHILE ATTEMPTING TO CROSS BUSY ROADWAY

PIO Number: 17-12-16                                  BSO Case Number:  90-1712-004946
 

Date: December 12, 2017                              Time: 9:44 p.m.

Jurisdiction: Tamarac

Place of Occurrence: near the 8900 block of West Commercial Blvd, Tamarac

Pedestrian: Eric Blaise, 33, male, 11/26/1984, 9939 N.W. 65th Court, Tamarac (DECEASED)

Driver 1: Edward Henry, 62, male, Kendall

Driver 2: Evan Thomas, 20, male, Sunrise

Driver 3: unidentified driver

Description of Incident:

Broward Sheriff's Office Traffic Homicide Investigation Unit detectives are investigating a pedestrian's death after he was struck by three vehicles Tuesday night in Tamarac.  

At approximately 9:45 p.m. December 12, Edward Henry was driving a 2006 Saturn Vue SUV westbound on West Commercial Boulevard in the far right lane approaching the 8900 block. Eric Blaise stepped into the north side of the roadway and began walking south across the street. The driver's side front corner of Henry's SUV struck Blaise within the far right lane in a sideswipe collision. The Saturn continued west and came to a controlled stop within the lane.

After the initial impact, Blaise fell to the pavement within the center lane directly into the path of a 2006 Infiniti M35 driven by Evan Thomas. Thomas was unable to avoid Blaise in the roadway. The Infiniti stuck the pedestrian and then came to a controlled stop in the far right lane behind the Saturn.

While Blaise was lying in the roadway, a third, unidentified vehicle traveled over him and continued westbound on West Commercial Boulevard. The driver did not stop, attempt to render aid or return to the scene.

BSO deputies pronounced the pedestrian deceased on scene at approximately 9:48 p.m. Henry and Thomas remained on scene and were cooperative throughout the investigation.

The THI investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact BSO Detective Michael Wiley 954-321-4842 or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or browardcrimestoppers.org.

 

INVESTIGATORS:                                                                THIS REPORT BY:

THI Det. M. Wiley                                                                   Gina Carter/PIO  

Tamarac                                                                                 12/15/17 900