POMPANO BEACH, FL – Broward County Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man who was struck by two vehicles early this morning in Pompano Beach. The incident occurred at approximately 5:35 a.m. in the westbound lanes of the 1100 block of East Copans Road, Pompano Beach.
According to detectives, a Honda Civic was heading westbound in the center lane approaching the 1100 block when the driver attempted to swerve into the left lane to avoid striking a pedestrian who was crossing Copans Road. The passenger side of the Honda struck the man, causing him to fall near the center lane. The driver of the Honda fled the scene westbound.
Another westbound vehicle, a Toyota Camry, was unable to come to a stop in time and struck the victim as he lay on the roadway. The second driver involved in the accident remained on scene and cooperated with police.
Investigators determined the victim was not in a designated pedestrian crosswalk when he attempted to cross the road. Pompano Beach Fire and Rescue arrived shortly thereafter and pronounced the man deceased on scene.
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Investigators are searching for a metallic gray, 2014 or 2015-model, 4-door Honda Civic. Detectives say the vehicle is missing the passenger’s side mirror and possibly sustained damage to the passenger’s side front door and fender.
Anyone with information is asked to contact THI Detective Michael Wiley at (954) 321-4841 or call Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at (954) 493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org. A reward up to $3,000 is available for information that leads to an arrest.