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PEDESTRIAN DIES AFTER CAR CRASH IN DEERFIELD BEACH 

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PIO Number:
24-1-32
BSO Case Number:
10-2401-003062
Date:
Jan. 20, 2024
Time:
12:07 a.m.
Jurisdiction:
Deerfield Beach
Place of Occurrence:
Near the 200 block of North Federal Highway, Deerfield Beach
Pedestrian:
Dana Wells Blanton, (DECEASED)
Driver:
Vincent Ga-Loeng Lau, 40, male, Tamarac
Description of Incident:
The Broward Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Unit is investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian on Jan. 20 in Deerfield Beach.
Shortly after 12:07 a.m. BSO Traffic Homicide Unit detectives and Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded to the scene of a fatal crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian near the 200 block of North Federal Highway. When deputies arrived to the scene, they located the pedestrian in the roadway. Paramedics pronounced the pedestrian deceased on scene.
The preliminary investigation revealed, Lau was driving a black 2016 Cadillac CTS traveling southbound on North Federal Highway approaching the intersection of Northeast Second Avenue. The pedestrian was attempting to cross the southbound lanes of North Federal Highway and entered the path of the on-coming vehicle.
Detectives say the collision caused the pedestrian to impact the windshield and tumble onto the roadway to a final rest. The Cadillac came to a controlled stop and parked in a nearby parking lot. The driver of the Cadillac remained on scene and cooperated in the investigation.
A crosswalk with pedestrian crossing signals was positioned north of the impact. The investigation continues.

INVESTIGATORS:
Dets. C. De Jesus & S. Portoro, THI
Sgt. R. Hager, THI

Deerfield Beach; PBFR

THIS REPORT BY:
Claudinne Caro/Bilingual PIO
1/24/24 1520