DUI SUSPECT ALSO FACING HIT-AND-RUN CHARGE

PIO Number: 18-6-14 (18-5-2)

BSO Case Number: 10-1805-000651

Date: 5/4/18

Time: 8:17 p.m.

Jurisdiction: Deerfield Beach

Place of Occurrence: 600 block of South Ocean Dr., Deerfield Beach

Pedestrian(s): Tina Cagnana, 47, female, 12/4/70, 925 S. Ocean Dr., Deerfield Beach (DECEASED)

Suspect(s): David Posta, 42, male, 3/10/76, 350 N.E. 25th St., Boca Raton (IN CUSTODY)

Description of Incident:

A Boca man arrested for driving under the influence on May 5 is now facing charges for leaving the scene of an accident involving a death.

Broward Sheriff's Office Traffic Homicide detectives investigating the hit-and-run death of a Deerfield Beach woman who was struck and killed while walking on the bike lane along Ocean Drive the night of May 4 determined David Posta, 42, was behind the wheel.

The hit-and-run happened around 8:15 p.m. in the 600 block of South Ocean Drive.  Tina Cagnana, 47, and her teenage daughter were walking southbound in the bike lane along the west side of the street when a Ford F-150 pickup veered off the roadway, struck her and fled.  Her daughter was not injured.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue transported Cagnana to Broward Health North where she was later pronounced dead.

Around six hours later, a BSO deputy in Tamarac spotted a white Ford F-150 with front-end damage matching the description of the hit-and-run vehicle in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven.  An independent investigation by a BSO DUI detective confirmed the driver was driving impaired, and Posta was arrested. 

He remains at the BSO Main Jail facing additional charges for the hit-and-run. 

INVESTIGATORS:
Dets. Wiley & Hager, THI
Deerfield Beach, BSFR, DUI

THIS REPORT BY:
Keyla Concepción/PIO
6/15/18       1530


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