Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale hit-and-run accident kills motorcyclist

Fort Lauderdale police are searching for the driver of a white 2008 Ford Focus who they say is responsible for a hit-and-run accident Sunday afternoon that killed a motorcyclist.

The crash happened at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the 3600 block of West Broward Boulevard.

According to Fort Lauderdale police, the driver of the Focus was heading west in the left turn lane of West Broward Boulevard and attempted to either make a left turn or U-turn at Northwest 36th Avenue.

At the same time, Kevin E. Gilliam Jr., 29, was heading east in the left through lane of West Broward Boulevard, approaching Northwest 36th Avenue, on his 2002 Kawasaki motorcycle.

Police say the driver of the Focus did not yield the right of way and Gilliam hit the passenger side of the car. Gilliam was taken to Broward Health Medical Center, where he died.

The driver ran away and left the car at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call Traffic Homicide Investigator J. Graham at 954-828-5125.

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