Just two days before his fortieth birthday, Raymond King was killed by a hit-and-run driver. The incident occurred sometimes before 3 a.m. on June 10 near the intersection of Northeast 6 Avenue and Northeast 27 Street in Wilton Manors.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office and the Wilton Manors Police Department are still searching for the driver or anyone who has information leading to an arrest. Video of King, taken at the corner of Wilton Drive and Northeast 6 Avenue before he was killed, shows him walking along Wilton Drive just before 2 a.m. In the video, King appears to be headed in the direction of where he was killed.
According to BSO, King laid hurt and bleeding in the intersection when he was run over by an unidentified vehicle. Police do not yet know how he was injured.
A large pool of blood in the middle of the street suggests that King was in the road when he was hit. It’s estimated that the driver of the car that hit him was traveling at 30 miles per hour when King was hit. The impact threw King about 37 feet onto the side of the road.
In an online obituary, friends and former co-workers expressed their sorrow at King’s death.
“There will never be the perfect words to convey the sense of loss we all feel over this horrific tragedy. I find, and I know you do too, a kind of peace in knowing our wonderful Ray is with your mom and dad now, smiling and having a grand ol' time! I love you all . . . Diana,” wrote Diana Beckler.
“So sorry to hear of this. I met Raymond a few years ago when I first moved to Florida. Such a great guy with so much life to give taken too soon. Rest in peace my friend,” Kent Strunk wrote.
Anyone with information is asked to contact BSO Det. Michael Wiley at 954-321-4841. Tips can be given anonymously to Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS or online at BrowardCrimeStoppers.org. Crime Stoppers is offering up to $3,000 for information that leads to an arrest.