Man, 33, killed in Broward hit-and-run, mother says

A 33-year-old man with autism who was known as the “neighborhood friend” was struck and killed Friday morning in what is being investigated as a hit-and-run crash, the man’s mother said.

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives believe the victim was hit by a 2017 Mercedes that would have damage to the front passenger side.

It happened in the area of Southwest 42nd Avenue and 20th Street in West Park. It’s a residential neighborhood just a few blocks south of Pembroke Road.

The woman said her son lives in that neighborhood and was well known to many of the residents.

Per family, victim is a 33-year-old man with autism. Mother says he was known as the “neighborhood friend.” Detectives with @browardsheriff believe he was hit by a 2017 newer model Mercedes w/ damage to front passenger side. @WPLGLocal10

— Trent Kelly (@TrentKellyWPLG) August 13, 2021

Investigators taped off the street as they searched for clues that could lead them to whoever was behind the wheel.

The victim’s mother said she believes the man was on his way home this morning when he was hit.

Some car parts and a pair of shoes remained in the street near the body Friday morning.

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