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TEEN BICYCLIST KILLED IN HIT AND RUN

DETECTIVES NEED HELP FINDING THE DRIVER

BSO Case Number: OP12-06-1684
PIO Number: 12-6-18
Date: June 14, 2012
Time: 9:41 p.m.
Place of Occurrence: Intersection of Prospect Road and Powerline Road, Oakland Park
Jurisdiction: Oakland Park

Victim(s):

  • Gabriel Amaya, 17, male, 11/16/94, 4140 NW 10 Terrace, Oakland Park (DECEASED)

Suspect(s):

  • Unidentified person

Description of Incident:

Broward Sheriff’s Office investigators are seeking the public’s help locating the driver who struck a bicyclist in Oakland Park and fled the scene.

Gabriel Amaya, 17, was riding his bike from east to west along Prospect Road just before 10 p.m. Thursday, June 14. Amaya was on the crosswalk, crossing over the southbound lanes of Powerline Road when a light color SUV or pickup struck the front tire, ejecting Amaya from his bike and onto the roadway.

The suspect vehicle travelled a short distance. The driver stopped and got out of the car for a second and then fled the scene.

Oakland Park Fire Rescue transported Amaya to Broward Health Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

Detectives are looking for a 1995 to 1999, GMC or Chevrolet, pickup truck or SUV. It will have heavy damage to the left, front headlight, grill and side view mirror.

Investigators believe the vehicle is light blue in color, possibly an after-market paint job.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about the possible suspect is asked to contact BSO Traffic Homicide Detective John Grimes at 954-321-4845 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or www.browardcrimestoppers.org. A reward of up to $1,000 is available for information leading to an arrest.

INVESTIGATORS: Det. Grimes, THI CID; OPFR; Oakland Park
THIS REPORT BY: Keyla Concepción/PIO 6/15/12 1400

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