WITNESSES TO TRAFFIC DEATH WANTED BY BSO
The Broward Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Unit is looking for witnesses to an early morning hit-and-run fatality on remote U.S. Highway 27 in Weston.
The fatal incident occurred in the midnight hours and was discovered shortly after 3 a.m. A passing motorist noticed a man’s body laying in the center median of the southbound lanes about a half mile north of Griffin Road.
The victim, Louis Abrams, 68, of Boynton Beach was walking south along the paved median, having left his car parked on the roadside with the emergency flashers on after the vehicle presumably broke down. An unknown make and model vehicle traveling southbound in the left through lane struck the victim from behind. After the initial impact the victim came to rest in the grass median adjacent to the southbound lanes of US 27. The unknown vehicle and its driver then continued southbound.
The passerby who spotted the body called 911 and summoned BSO deputies and Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue to the scene. Arriving paramedics pronounced Abrams dead and deputies secured the scene until BSO Traffic Homicide detectives arrived.
Detectives have no leads at this time regarding who is responsible for this fatal hit-and-run. Anyone who witnesses the impact, saw Abrams walking on US 27, or knows who is responsible, is urged to contact the BSO Traffic Homicide Unit at Anonymous tips can be phoned to Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS and callers would be eligible for a cash reward.
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