Driver in fatal hit-run walked ‘towards the victim,’ but then took off, cops say

After hitting a pedestrian in Fort Lauderdale, a driver stopped, walked toward the man and then “fled the scene,” without trying to help or calling for aid, police said.

The crash happened shortly after 7 p.m. on Feb. 12 as George Storoshenko, 52, of Plantation was walking along the 3300 block of West Davie Boulevard. He was taken to Broward Health Medical Center where he died from his injuries on Feb. 26, Fort Lauderdale police said Wednesday

The driver of a maroon, late-model, Ford Thunderbird stopped his car, got out, walked toward Storoshenko, got back in the car and drove away, investigators said.

Police have issued a picture of a similar-looking vehicle in the hopes of generating leads in the case. The actual car is believed to have extensive front end damage.

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