Shortly after 11 p.m. that night, Broward Regional Communications received a call regarding a vehicle versus a pedestrian at the 3800 block of North Andrews Avenue in Oakland Park. BSO deputies and Oakland Park Fire Rescue personnel responded. Preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian, later identified as 59-year-old Nancy Vazquez, was crossing North Andrews Avenue diagonally, in the far left inner thru lane, when she was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound. The vehicle failed to stop following the collision and fled the scene.
Paramedics transported Vazquez to Broward Health Medical Center to be treated for her injuries. She was later pronounced deceased at 11:37 p.m. that evening.
Video surveillance of the incident shows Vazquez walking along the median before being struck by a dark colored vehicle. A witness who heard the impact but did not see the crash also reported seeing a black four door sedan style vehicle traveling northbound on North Andrews Avenue after the collision. Detectives say a fog lamp cover and other physical evidence recovered at the crash site indicated the vehicle involved is a 2013-2015 black four door Honda Accord EX. The investigation continues.
Anyone with information regarding this hit-and-run is asked to contact BSO Traffic Homicide Detective Sherry Slagle-Grant at 954-321-4843. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org.