LAUDERDALE LAKES, FLA. (WSVN) - The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating a crash that left a pedestrian dead in Lauderdale Lakes and has triggered a search for a driver who fled the scene.

According to investigators, deputies responded to the scene of the crash near Northwest 19th Street and North State Road 7, just after 4 a.m., Saturday.

Authorities said a man was crossing the road when he was hit by a driver who took off. The pedestrian was later hit by another vehicle, but the second motorist stopped to help and remained at the scene.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue crews also responded to the scene and pronounced the victim dead.

Deputies shut down North State Road 7 between the 1900 and 2400 blocks while they investigated. The roadway later reopened.

BSO’s Traffic Homicide Unit is in charge of the investigation.

If you have any information on this crash or the whereabouts of the driver who fled the scene, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.

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