Woman struck, killed after hit-and-run in North Lauderdale

NORTH LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Deputies are looking for a hit-and-run driver who killed a woman in North Lauderdale.

Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 1400 block of State Road 7, north of McNab Road, at around 8:20 p.m., Tuesday.

According to deputies, a woman, later identified as 66-year-old Rose Clark, was crossing the road when she was hit by a car that fled the scene. She was then hit by a second car, and the driver of the second vehicle stayed on the scene.

Detectives said Clark had just gotten off a county bus when she was struck. The incident was partially recorded by a surveillance camera across the street.

“That’s when she was struck by a vehicle,” BSO spokesperson Carey Codd said. “A few seconds later, she was struck by a second vehicle. The driver of that second vehicle remained on scene, attempted to render aid and cooperated with investigators.”

Clark was pronounced dead at the scene, deputies said, with her shoe and purse inches away from her body.

Investigators said they are searching for a white 2018 Kia Optima, and they have recovered one of its rear-view mirrors.

“They recovered a passenger-side mirror from a vehicle,” Codd said. “They believe it is from the vehicle that initially struck the woman. They believe it is from a 2018 pearl white Kia Optima LX.”

Detectives hope someone will reach out to them to help locate the vehicle.

“This is a tragic situation. There is a family that is grieving tonight,” Codd said. “Come forward. Our investigators would like to speak with that person and get additional information to try to bring some kind of peace and closure for the victim’s family.”

If you have any information on this fatal hit-and-run, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.

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