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CHILD DIES AFTER BEING STRUCK BY TRUCK

BSO Case Number: 02-1404-002277
PIO Number: 14-4-34
Date: April 26, 2014
Time: 1:58 p.m.
Place of Occurrence: 4708 S.W. 33 Ave., Dania Beach
Jurisdiction: Dania Beach

Victim(s):

  • Xavier Crawford, 4, male, Dania Beach (DECEASED)

Driver(s):

  • Michael Reshick, 52, male, 3/8/62, 4708 S.W. 33 Ave., Dania Beach

Description of Incident:

four-year-old boy was struck and killed by a neighbor's truck as he pulled out of his parking space onto their shared driveway on Saturday afternoon in Dania Beach. Broward Sheriff's Office Traffic Homicide detectives are investigating the incident.

At 1:58 p.m. on April 26 Xavier Crawford, 4, was riding a scooter on a shared driveway just steps from his front door. He had been attending a children's party with neighbors and family held toward the back of the multi-unit complex in Dania Beach. Michael Reshick was backing out of the parking space in front of his residence when Crawford rode a Razor style scooter behind his truck. The child was struck by the rear of the vehicle and fell to the pavement. He sustained serious injuries as a result.

The driver stayed on scene and was cooperative with the investigation. Witnesses to the incident stated that prior to the crash, the truck appeared to be backing out of the parking space slowing and cautiously when the small child traveled behind the vehicle.

Broward Sheriff's Fire Rescue responded to the scene. The child was transported to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 2:36 p.m.

INVESTIGATORS: BSO THI Det. Kelliher and Det. Wiley
THIS REPORT BY: Gina Carter PIO 4/27/14 1000

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