DETECTIVES RELEASE VICTIM’S NAME IN FATAL HIT-AND-RUN

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office
PIO Number:
19-10-2 (19-9-22)
BSO Case Number:
11-1909-007258 (Update)
Date:
Sept. 25, 2019
Time:
5:35 a.m.
Jurisdiction:
Pompano Beach
Place of Occurrence:
1100 block of East Copans Road, Pompano Beach
Victim(s):
Henry Zukowski, 61, male, 07/31/1958, 1051 N.E. 23rd St., Pompano Beach (DECEASED)
Vehicle(s):
Vehicle 1: 2014 or 2015-model Honda Civic
Vehicle 2: Jeffrey Heh, 69, male, Pembroke Pines (Toyota Camry)
Description of Incident:

Broward Sheriff’s Office traffic homicide detectives are releasing the name of the victim involved in the fatal hit-and-run that occurred Wednesday, Sept. 25, in Pompano Beach.

The incident occurred at approximately 5:35 a.m. in the westbound lanes of the 1100 block of East Copans Road. A Honda Civic was heading westbound in the center lane approaching the 1100 block when the driver attempted to swerve into the left lane to avoid striking a pedestrian who was crossing Copans Road. The passenger side of the Honda struck the man, causing him to fall and come to a rest across the center lane. The driver of the Honda failed to remain on scene and fled westbound.

Another westbound vehicle, a Toyota Camry, was unable to come to a stop in time and struck the victim as he lay prone on the roadway. The driver remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation.

Investigators determined the victim was not in a designated pedestrian crosswalk when he attempted to cross the road. Pompano Beach Fire Rescue pronounced the man, identified as Henry Zukowski, deceased on scene.

Investigators are searching for a metallic gray, 2014 or 2015-model, 4-door Honda Civic. Detectives say the vehicle is missing the passenger’s side mirror and possibly sustained damage to the passenger’s side front door and fender.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact THI Detective Michael Wiley at (954) 321-4841 or call Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at (954) 493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org. A reward up to $3,000 is available for information that leads to an arrest.

INVESTIGATORS:
Detective M. Wiley/THI
Pompano Beach, PBFR

THIS REPORT BY:
Miranda Grossman/PIO
10/4/19   1715