15-year-old killed in hit-and-run on West Broward Boulevard

 
 
Fort Lauderdale released a photo of a car that resembles the one that struck and killed 15-year-old Justin Flower early Sunday morning and then fled the scene.
Fort Lauderdale released a photo of a car that resembles the one that struck and killed 15-year-old Justin Flower early Sunday morning and then fled the scene.
Fort Lauderdale Police

Fort Lauderdale police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a car that struck and killed a 15-year-old early Sunday morning then fled the scene.

Killed was Justin Flowers, 15, who was crossing the street at around 1 a.m. on the 2700 block of West Broward Boulevard with his brother.

The car that hit him was traveling westbound and as Flowers walked through the center westbound lane, the car suddenly changed lanes and struck the teen.

The car failed to stop and continued to travel westbound on West Broward Boulevard until it made a right turn onto State Road 7 to travel north.

Flowers was rushed to the hospital and later died.

According to police, the car involved is described as an older model, dark-colored Jeep Cherokee possibly with tinted windows and a luggage rack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Traffic Homicide Investigator Cheri Creque at 954-828-5825 or call Broward Crimestoppers at 954- 493-TIPS.

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