BSO Case Number: 12-1904-002128
Jurisdiction: Oakland Park
Place of Occurrence: 1800 block of West Oakland Park Boulevard, Oakland Park
Driver No. 1: Unidentified
Driver No. 2: Roosevelt St. Louis, 37, male, Lauderdale Lakes
Pedestrian(s): Adult male, name temporarily withheld (DECEASED)
Description of Incident:
The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating the fatal collision between a pedestrian and two vehicles that happened before dawn on Saturday in Oakland Park.
Around 4:30 a.m. April 20, in the 1800 block of West Oakland Park Boulevard, a man crossed the boulevard from north to south in the designated crosswalk. For reasons that remain under investigation, he entered the eastbound lanes and then walked north where he stood near a median. It was at that point, that a vehicle traveling west in the far left lane of West Oakland Park Boulevard struck the pedestrian.
Following the collision, the unidentified driver left the scene. The prone man was then hit, a second time, by a Honda Civic. The Civic driver, who also left the scene, was later located by BSO detectives and is cooperating with the investigation.
BSO Oakland Park deputies responded to the scene along with Oakland Park Fire Rescue. Fire Rescue pronounced the pedestrian dead. BSO’s Traffic Homicide Investigation Unit detectives are temporarily withholding the pedestrian’s identity pending next-of-kin notification.
The detectives believe that the first vehicle that struck the pedestrian is a Mazda 6 sedan made between 2009 and 2011. According to THI detectives, excessive speed on the part of both vehicles is not considered to be a contributing factor in the crashes. Their investigation continues.
Anyone with further information is asked to contact BSO THI Detective Michael Wiley at 954-321-4205 or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or www.browardcrimestoppers.org.
Dets. Wiley & Slagle-Grant, THI
Oakland Park; OPFR
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