BSO SEARCHING FOR DRIVER WHO FATALLY STRUCK PEDESTRIAN IN DEERFIELD BEACH

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PIO Number: 19-3-11

BSO Case Number: 10-1903-001306

Date: March 8, 2019

Time: 7:24 p.m.

Jurisdiction: Deerfield Beach

Place of Occurrence: Northeast Eller Street and North Federal Highway, Deerfield Beach

Victim(s): Grigoriy A. Berkolayko, 60, male, 9/1/58, 1428 S.E. Fourth St., No. I-274, Deerfield Beach (DECEASED)

Suspect(s): Unidentified

Description of Incident:

A 60-year-old man was fatally struck on Friday night in Deerfield Beach, and Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are working to identify the driver who left the scene. Detectives with the Traffic Homicide Investigation Unit suspect the driver may not have realized a person was hit.
Around 7:20 p.m. March 8, Grigoriy A. Berkolayko was walking east across North Federal Highway at Northeast Eller Street when an older-model Chevy Silverado heading north on Federal Highway struck him. THI detectives say that based on witness statements, the pickup slowed to a near stop and then turned west on Northeast Eller Street.
Responding deputies and Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue found Berkolayko with life-threatening injuries. The Deerfield Beach man was transported to Broward Health North. He died on March 9 at the hospital.
Detectives believe the pickup has an extended cab and metallic beige or gold paint. There may be minor damage on the front passenger side.
The traffic homicide investigation continues.
Anyone with information can contact THI Det. Anthony Morales at 954-321-4840. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.

INVESTIGATORS:
THI Dets. Morales & Portoro; Sgt. Hager
Deerfield Beach; BSFR

THIS REPORT BY:
Joy Oglesby/PIO
3/12/19     1515

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