PEDESTRIAN STRUCK, KILLED NEAR FORT LAUDERDALE

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office
PIO Number:
19-10-6
BSO Case Number:
90-1910-002406
Date:
Oct. 7, 2019
Time:
5:42 a.m.
Jurisdiction:
Unincorporated Broward
Place of Occurrence:
State Road 7 at Riverland Road, near Fort Lauderdale
Pedestrian:
Maria Emilse Garcia, 72, female, 11/23/1946, 4155 SW 21st Street, 
Fort Lauderdale  (DECEASED)   
Driver:
Maria Cristina Castillo, 60, Coral Springs
Description of Incident:

A Fort Lauderdale woman was pronounced dead early Monday morning after being struck by a vehicle.

The incident occurred at 5:42 a.m., at the intersection of State Road 7 and Riverland Road. The preliminary investigation determined the pedestrian, Maria Emilse Garcia, was crossing State Road 7 eastbound, near the designated crosswalk on the north side of Riverland Road. Garcia was crossing against the traffic signal when she stepped into the roadway and was struck by the driver.

The driver remained on scene and cooperated with detectives. 

The investigation continues.


INVESTIGATORS:
Dets. Morales & Williams, THI
Fort Lauderdale, FLFR

THIS REPORT BY:
Miranda Grossman/PIO
10/9/2019 1100