Investigations continue after a 67-year-old pedestrian died in a fatal crash in Tamarac

TAMARAC, Fla. – Deputies for the Broward Sheriff’s Office were investigating the cause of a fatal crash that killed a pedestrian in Tamarac on Tuesday morning.

According to authorities, the accident happened around 8:30 a.m. near the entrance to the McDonald’s parking lot at 7600 West Commercial Boulevard.

Investigators said Jeanne Jean, 67, got off a city bus and walked east on the sidewalk, approaching the parking lot.

At the same time, Nicholas Melgar, 19, was driving a 2012 Mazda 6 south through the McDonald’s parking lot and stopped at the stop sign to turn right onto West Commercial Boulevard, authorities said.

Detectives said Jean was directly in front of the Mazda when it started moving forward, pinning her to the ground.

According to deputies, Melgar initially left the scene of the crime, but returned shortly thereafter and cooperated with investigators.

Tamarac Fire Rescue transported the woman to Broward Health Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Investigators are still investigating the circumstances that led to the crash.

It is unclear whether Melgar will be charged.

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Sarah Y. Kim

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