Family Pleads for Help in Solving Fatal Oakland Park Hit and Run

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    A family made an emotional plea Wednesday to find the driver who killed a father of four in a hit-and-run crash in Oakland Park. Rollin Francis was visiting from Jamaica earlier this month when he was struck by a car as he tried to cross the 1800 block of Oakland Park Boulevard around 11 p.m. on Aug. 10, the Broward Sheriff's Office said. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014)

    A family made an emotional plea Wednesday to find the driver who killed a father of four in a hit-and-run crash in Oakland Park.

    Rollin Francis, 35, was visiting from Jamaica earlier this month when he was struck by a car as he tried to cross the 1800 block of Oakland Park Boulevard around 11 p.m. on Aug. 10, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.

    Four days later, he died at the hospital.

    "This was his dream.  He always wanted to come here," Francis' sister said.

    Detectives said the car that hit Francis may be a gold or tan Cadillac Seville from 1999-2004. Witnesses described the driver as a heavyset, white man with a full, salt-and-pepper beard.  He appeared to be between 35 and 50 years old.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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