- BSO Case Number:
- Oakland Park
- Place of Occurrence:
- 3800 block of Northwest 31st Avenue, Oakland Park
- Margaret Hawkins, 70, female, Lauderhill
- Otis Wright, 68, male, Fort Lauderdale (DECEASED)
A pedestrian is dead after being hit by a car Saturday evening in Oakland Park.
According to Broward Sheriff’s Office traffic homicide detectives, the driver of a 2004 Toyota Camry, Margaret Hawkins, was traveling northbound on Northwest 31st Avenue as she approached the intersection of Northwest 39th Street. The pedestrian, Otis Wright, attempted to cross the roadway in the middle of the block when he stepped into the path of the Camry. The Camry struck Wright, causing Wright to fall to the ground.
Oakland Park Fire Rescue responded and pronounced the pedestrian deceased on scene.
The driver of the Camry remained on scene and cooperated with BSO detectives. Neither excessive speed nor impairment are believed to be contributing factors in the crash.
The traffic homicide investigation is ongoing.
Det. S. Portoro, THI
Det. C. Greetham, THI
THIS REPORT BY:
Carey Codd/Sr. PIO
Sgt. R. Clifton, THI
Oakland Park Fire Rescue