Police, family search for hit and run suspect
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police are searching for the driver who struck and killed a pedestrian over the holiday weekend.
The incident occurred at about 2:45 a.m., along North Ocean Drive and Indiana Street. A surveillance camera at a nearby business rolled as a 2007 white Dodge Magnum struck 46-year-old Robert Consavage. Investigators said Consavage, 46, was struck by the car and then left to die. They said the car is missing its side passenger mirror and sustained significant front-end damage. Hollywood Police Lieutenant Norris Redding said, "It appears that it should have some right, front damage to the head lights perhaps or the windshield."
The victim's family said the former Massachusetts State Police officer was diligent about safety, and he always crossed the street at the designated crosswalk. Consavage's daughter, Katherine Consavage, said her dad had just relocated to South Florida for a new job opportunity. "I was gonna be down here in 11 days to see him for a vacation. It's just hard knowing that he was down here alone."
The victim's daughter hopes to reach the driver's conscience. "He was doing everything right, everything right, and it's just not fair," she said. "Whoever that person is needs to know what they did was wrong, and they should be punished for it."
The 46-year-old is survived by three children, but Katherine was daddy's little girl. "There was just always something between us," she said. "I luckily have a lot of his characteristics."
If you have any information on this hit and run, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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