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PIO Number:
21-4-4
BSO Case Number:
10-2104-000686
Date:
April 4, 2021
Time:
8:45 p.m.
Jurisdiction:
Deerfield Beach
Place of Occurrence:
Hillsboro Boulevard and North Federal Highway
Driver:
Frederick Eckel, 78, male, Boca Raton
Pedestrian:
Name withheld, pending next-of-kin notification (DECEASED)
Description of Incident:
Broward Sheriff’s Office traffic homicide detectives are investigating a crash in Deerfield Beach on Sunday night that killed a pedestrian.
The preliminary investigation shows that at approximately 8:45 p.m., a pedestrian attempted to cross westbound on North Federal Highway at Hillsboro Boulevard when the individual entered the path of a 2019 Honda Fit driven by Frederick Eckel. Witnesses on scene told detectives that the traffic signal was green.
Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue transported the pedestrian to Broward Health North, where the individual was pronounced deceased.
Eckel remained on scene and cooperated with investigators. Physical evidence recovered on scene indicates that neither impairment nor excessive speed were contributing factors in the crash.
The investigation is ongoing.

INVESTIGATORS:
Dets. C. Dejesus, S. Slagle-Grant, C. Greetham, THI
Sgt. R. Hager, THI

Deerfield Beach, BSFR

THIS REPORT BY:
Carey Codd/Sr. PIO
4/5/2021 1530

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