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Pedestrian killed in hit and run in Broward County

Running Red Lights
FILE – In this March 30, 2018, file photo, a motorist waits at a traffic light while the waxing full moon rises in the distance in Overland Park, Kan. The number of people killed by drivers running red lights has hit a 10-year high, and AAA is urging drivers and pedestrians to use caution at traffic signals. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

(BROWARD COUNTY, Florida)– A man was struck and killed by a vehicle in North Broward County Thursday, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Unit.

Just before 8:30 p.m., an unidentified vehicle was traveling westbound on West Atlantic Boulevard near Andrews Avenue and drove through the intersection, failing to stop for the flashing red signal.

The man who was crossing southbound in the western crosswalk was then hit by the unidentified vehicle, which slowed but did not stop and continued to drive west.

The initial investigation determined that the traffic signals at the intersection were malfunctioning, which caused all four lights to flash.

Pompano Beach Fire Rescue responded to the scene and rushed the pedestrian to Broward Health North where that person succumbed to their injuries early Friday morning.

Anyone with information on the driver or the vehicle involved is asked to contact Broward County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Detective Sean Williams at 954-321-4840, or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477).