BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Boca Raton man stuck and killed an unidentified man in Deerfield Beach, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. The man stayed at the scene and helped authorities — he has not been charged.
Broward Sheriff’s Office traffic homicide detectives are investigating a crash in Deerfield Beach on Sunday night that killed a pedestrian.
The preliminary investigation shows that at approximately 8:45 p.m., a pedestrian attempted to cross westbound on North Federal Highway at Hillsboro Boulevard when the individual entered the path of a 2019 Honda Fit driven by Frederick Eckel. Witnesses on scene told detectives that the traffic signal was green.
Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue transported the pedestrian to Broward Health North, where the individual was pronounced deceased.
Eckel remained on scene and cooperated with investigators. Physical evidence recovered on scene indicates that neither impairment nor excessive speed were contributing factors in the crash.
The investigation is ongoing.
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