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Family Seeking Information After Deadly Lauderhill Hit & Run

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Freddie Buchanan was killed when he was struck by a hit and run driver in Lauderhill. (CBS4)

Freddie Buchanan was killed when he was struck by a hit and run driver in Lauderhill. (CBS4)

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LAUDERHILL (CBS4) – The family of Freddie Buchanan is heartbroken.  It was on NW 31st Ave near the Swap Shop where he was hit in the street and left to die by the person behind the wheel of a 19 96 Ford Crown Victoria.

“I just don’t understand how people can do this, just hit somebody and don’t stop, don’t do nothing, just like a piece of lumber in the road,” said his brother Lionel Session as he choked back tears.

Turns out that Crown Victoria was stolen hours earlier from somewhere in Oakland Park.  Investigators say after the driver hit Buchanan – he bailed out, leaving the car and Buchanan behind.

“It’s not easy at all, looking at one of your family members laying there, blood everywhere,” cried Session.

The skid marks here on the scene tell a lot about what happened, they stretch some 200 feet.  On the sidewalk, police markings show Buchanan’s body was thrown pretty far.

“There were quite a bit of skid marks there,” said Lauderhill Police Captain Rick Rocco.  “So that tells me the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, definitely higher than the posted speed limit in the area.”

“It’s very hurtful that someone could just hit a person and have no regard for human life,” said Buchanan’s daughter Lekeita Buchanan.

Now she and the rest of the family is hoping who ever did it will have an attack of conscience and come forward.

“Just ‘fess up, just apologize,” urged Session. “You can’t bring him back, but just come and say, I’m sorry or something,  don’t run like a punk.”

Investigators are hoping someone may have seen something around 11:40 Sunday night in the area of NW 31st Ave and 12th Street.

If you have information, call Broward Crimestoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.

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