Fort Lauderdale Police are looking for the driver of a Jeep Cherokee who struck and killed 15-year-old Justin Flowers and fled the scene. Police spokeswoman DeAnna Greenlaw and Flowers' mother, Diana Romero, comment.
Police are looking for a driver who struck and killed a 15-year-old boy and fled the scene in Fort Lauderdale Sunday.
The crash happened just after 1 a.m. in the 2700 block of West Broward Boulevard as the pedestrian, Justin Flowers, was crossing the street, Fort Lauderdale Police said.
According to police, an older model Jeep Cherokee changed lanes and struck Flowers, who was thrown to the ground. He was rushed to Broward Health Medical Center where he later died.
Mother Diana Romero said she was heartbroken.
"Tell me he loved me, kiss me, hug me, all the time the loving," she said of her son. "He was a loving boy."
Flowers was a freshman at J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs, where he was remembered Monday.
"He was my friend. He was like a funny kid,” student Jesus Brabo said.
The dark-colored Jeep Cherokee continued westbound on West Broward Boulevard and made a right turn onto State Road 7 to travel north, police said.
"Whatever occurred, if it was an accident then that’s what it exactly was, but the mere fact of not coming forward and giving information is horrible," Fort Lauderdale Police spokeswoman Det. DeAnna Greenlaw said.
Police are asking anyone with information to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.