North Lauderdale, Florida – Yet another deadly hit and run has occurred in Broward County over the weekend. Cousins Alex Cheguen-Reyes, 34, and Jerson Morataya-Cheguen, 23, were crossing the road on Saturday when the incident occurred.
It happened at the 5300 block of State Road 7, when an unknown vehicle hit them. Witnesses told deputies that the driver slowed down after the impact but then continued driving.
After the crash, another pickup truck following behind, attempted to swerve away, but wound up running over Cheguen-Reyes, deputies said.
The driver Eugene Battaglio remained at the scene after the incident. Both victims were taken to Broward Health Medical Center where Cheguen-Reyes was pronounced dead, and Morataya-Cheguen remained in critical condition.
BSO’s traffic homicide detectives are investigating.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.