A woman who hit her head after she was pepper-sprayed at a Weston truck stop last week was pronounced dead, the Broward Sheriff’s Office announced.
Kimberlyn Clarke, 28, of Plantation, was declared brain dead Friday and was on life support, but never recovered from her injuries, authorities said. Clarke fell and hit her head on the rear bumper of a van after a robbery suspect pepper-sprayed an unsuspecting crowd.
Her mother, Marjorie Crossfield, said she can't even think straight.
"She was unbelievable," she said. "Never said no to anyone. Always there to help."
On Sept. 20, the crowd gathered in the parking lot of Café 27 at the Seminole Truck Stop on US Highway 27 for “Jamaican Night.” One suspect pepper-sprayed the crowd while a second grabbed a man's gold chain, according to authorities.
The BSO believes new surveillance video from a convenient store will help them identify one of the men responsible. It says he appears on the left side of the screen wearing a 2012 Ralph Lauren T-shirt with an American flag on the front.
"All I'm asking people is don't be scared," Crossfield said. "If you know him, just come forward. It could be your relatives. It could be you at the wrong place, wrong time."
Anyone with information is asked to call BSO Homicide Det. Kevin Forsberg at 954-321-4210.