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BSO STILL LOOKING FOR CADILLAC THAT FLED FATAL CRASH SCENE

VICTIM WAS 35-YEAR-OLD FATHER OF FOUR

BSO Case Number: 12-1408-001216
PIO Number: 14-8-7b
Date: August 10, 2014
Time: 11:15 p.m.
Place of Occurrence: 1800 block of West Oakland Park Boulevard, Oakland Park
Jurisdiction: Oakland Park

Victim(s):

  • Rollin Francis, male, 35, 12/6/78, 26 4 St., Kingston, Jamaica (DECEASED)

Suspect(s):

  • white, heavyset male driver of tan Cadillac Seville STS or SLS

Description of Incident:

The 35-year-old man visiting from Jamaica who was hit by a car Sunday night as he tried to cross Oakland Park Boulevard has died. Doctors at Broward Health Medical Center pronounced Rollin Francis of Kingston dead around 2:15 p.m. Thursday.

Broward Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide detectives say Francis had spent the day at Disney World with friends. They got back late, and he had walked from his hotel to buy a calling card to phone his family in Jamaica. Detectives are asking the public for help finding the car that hit Francis around 11:15 p.m. Sunday in the 1800 block of West Oakland Park Boulevard.

They believe it is a gold or tan 1999 – 2004 Cadillac Seville STS or SLS. It likely has damage to its front end, including the grill, hood and possibly the windshield. Witnesses described the driver as a heavyset, white male with a full, salt-and-pepper beard who appeared to be between ages 35 and 50. He pulled over after the impact, but then drove away. Francis had been heading north to south across Oakland Park Boulevard. The Cadillac was eastbound. Oakland Park Fire Rescue transported Francis to Broward Health Medical Center with critical injuries.

Anyone with information about that vehicle or driver is asked to call BSO Traffic Homicide at (954) 321-4840 or report information anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Broward County at (954) 493-TIPS (8477) or online at www.browardcrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $3,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

INVESTIGATORS: THI Dets. Wiley, Morales, Lt. Akers; OPFR; BSO Crime Scene
THIS REPORT BY: Dani Moschella/PIO  8/14/14 1630

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