Five years later, hit-and-run driver who fatally struck teen remains on the loose

It’s been five years since Justin Flowers was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Fort Lauderdale and a reward is still being offered for information leading to the arrest of whoever was responsible for the death of the Pompano Beach teenager.

Broward Crime Stoppers this week re-circulated information about the case in the hopes of stirring up leads for investigators. Of the $5,000 reward being offered, a $2,000 donated portion will expire on Feb. 26, 2020 unless it is renewed, a Crime Stoppers representative said Wednesday.

Fort Lauderdale police have been looking for the driver of a dark-colored Jeep Cherokee that was westbound in the 2700 block of W. Broward Boulevard about 1:06 a.m. on Feb. 9, 2014. After striking Flowers, the vehicle, with tinted windows and a luggage rack, turned north on State Road 7 and disappeared, investigators said.

Flowers, 15, and his then-17-year-old brother Tyler had just left a party and were walking northbound to a Checkers drive-thru restaurant to get picked up by their parents, said their mother Diana Romero, at the time.

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