- BSO Case Number:
- Oakland Park
- Place of Occurrence:
- 4500 N.W. Ninth Ave., Oakland Park
- Driver 1:
- Efrain DeLaCruz, 75, male, Margate
- Tracey Thanos, 55, female, 11/24/1964, 403 Courtland Ave., Park Ridge, IL
Broward Sheriff’s Office traffic homicide detectives are investigating a crash that left an Illinois woman dead.
Around 9 p.m. Dec. 9, Efrain DeLaCruz was in a Hyundai Elantra traveling northbound on Northwest 9th Avenue near the railroad crossing at the 4500 block. Tracey Thanos was walking south along the tracks and proceeded to go east to cross over Powerline Road when she was struck by the Hyundai.
Thanos was transported to Broward Health Medical Center in critical condition and was pronounced deceased on Dec. 14. Efrain remained on scene and was cooperative with detectives.
The investigation is ongoing.
Dets. Strzalkowski & Wiley, THI
Sgt. Hager, THI
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