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PEDESTRIAN DIES IN HIT AND RUN

BSO Case Number: OP12-05-00842
PIO Number: 12-5-15
Date: May 8, 2012
Time: 6:47 a.m.
Place of Occurrence: 1500 block Northeast 45 Street., Oakland Park
Jurisdiction: Oakland Park

Victim(s):

  • Unidentified white female, approximately 65-70 years, (DECEASED)

Suspect(s):

  • Unknown at this time

Description of Incident:

A hit and run driver struck and killed a pedestrian in Oakland Park Tuesday morning and Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are looking for the suspect vehicle and seeking to identify the victim.

Around 6:30 a.m., a woman, possibly 65-70 years of age, was walking along the south side of Northeast 45 Street, between 15 Terrace and 15 Way, when she was struck by an eastbound car. The vehicle fled the scene after hitting the pedestrian. The critically injured woman was transported by Oakland Park Fire Rescue to Broward General Medical Center where she died at 8:35 a.m.

BSO Traffic Homicide Unit investigators conducted an on-scene investigation and have determined that the suspect vehicle is a four-door, 2006 – 2012 Nissan Altima sedan, dark in color, with tinted windows. The Nissan emblem from the vehicle’s grille was recovered at the scene, along with other evidence. After the crash, the suspect vehicle turned south onto Northeast 15 Way.

Detectives are attempting to identify the victim and locate the suspect vehicle and driver. The victim is described as a well-manicured white female, 5’1” tall, weighing 120 pounds with blond hair color. She was wearing a black and white-striped shirt, dark blue Adidas shorts and black walking shoes. The victim also had silver fingernail polish and red toenail polish. She was wearing jewelry that included a gold wedding band. It is believed that she may be a resident of the area where the crash occurred.

Anyone with information about this case, or anyone who spots a vehicle matching the description above should call BSO Traffic Homicide Unit Detective Mike Wiley at 954.321.4840 or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954.493.TIPS (8477).

INVESTIGATORS: D-12, THI, OPFR, Det. Wiley
THIS REPORT BY: Mike Jachles/PIO  05/08/12 1300

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