25-YEAR-OLD MAN DIES AFTER STRUCK BY CAR

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office
PIO Number:
20-11-17
BSO Case Number:
04-2011-001211
Date:
Nov. 17, 2020
Time:
1:15 a.m.
Jurisdiction:
Lauderdale Lakes
Place of Occurrence:
3200 block of North State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes
Driver:
Nathan L. Smith, 30, 09/27/1990, male, 11750 S.W. Ninth Court, Pembroke Pines
Pedestrian:
Desmond Gentile, 25, 04/12/1995, 3950 N.W. 34th St., Lauderdale Lakes (DECEASED)
Description of Incident:

A 25-year-old man dies after being struck by a vehicle on State Road 7 in Lauderdale Lakes.

At approximately 1:15 a.m. Nov. 17, Broward County Regional Communications received a call in reference to a traffic crash at the 3200 block of North State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes.

Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies responded and located a male victim, identified as Desmond Gentile, lying unresponsive on the road where he was pronounced deceased on scene.

BSO Traffic Homicide detectives’ preliminary investigation revealed that Gentile entered into the path of an oncoming vehicle. The vehicle, a 2016 Lexus IS 200t, was traveling southbound on North State Road 7. The driver, identified as Nathan Smith, remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation. 

Detectives are investigating and the case remains active.

INVESTIGATORS:
Dets. De Jesus & Strzalkowski, THI
Sergeant R. Hager, THI; Lauderdale Lakes

THIS REPORT BY:
Sergeant Donald Prichard/PIO-Sworn
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