ILLINOIS WOMAN SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES AFTER OAKLAND PARK CRASH

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office
PIO Number:
19-12-21
BSO Case Number:
12-1919-001108
Date:
Dec. 9, 2019
Time:
8:35 p.m.
Jurisdiction:
Oakland Park
Place of Occurrence:
4500 N.W. Ninth Ave., Oakland Park
Driver 1:
Efrain DeLaCruz, 75, male, Margate
Pedestrian:
Tracey Thanos, 55, female, 11/24/1964, 403 Courtland Ave., Park Ridge, IL
(DECEASED)
Description of Incident:

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. 

INVESTIGATORS:
Dets. Strzalkowski & Wiley, THI
Sgt. Hager, THI

 OPFR

THIS REPORT BY:
Miranda Grossman/PIO
12/19/2019 1700