Wheelchair-bound man dies in hit-and-run

DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Broward County Sheriff's officials say a man in a wheelchair died after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver.

Deputies found the man lying in the road in the 900 block of South Federal Highway and saw a mangled wheelchair nearby, according to a press release. The man was not being identified until relatives were notified.

According to deputies, witnesses saw the man trying to cross the street when a pickup truck hit him. Authorities say the truck didn't stop. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by Dania Beach Fire Rescue.

Deputies are looking for a burgundy or maroon extended-cab pickup with tinted windows. It was last seen heading south on Federal Highway from the crash scene and has damage to the front side.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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