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69 Year Old Woman Killed While Walking In Deerfield Beach

Woman Was Crossing South Federal Highway When She Was Hit And Killed By A Pickup Truck

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Google Street View Of The Area Where The Incident Reportedly Occurred. Image Credit: Google.

Deerfield Beach, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — Janet Thornbloom, 69, of Deerfield Beach, was hit by a truck and killed while crossing Federal Highway on Wednesday night.

The accident occurred at approximately 6:30PM on Wednesday night (1/26/22) near the 500 block of South Federal Highway in Deerfield Beach, FL.

According to Broward Sheriffs Office, Thornbloom was crossing Federal Highway on foot when she was struck by a 2021 GMC Sierra. BSO reports that the Thornbloom was not walking within a designated crosswalk when the accident occurred.

Raymond Uppstrom, the 70 year old driver of the pickup truck, stopped and remained at the scene after the accident occurred.

BSO Fire Rescue responded and pronounced Thornbloom deceased at the scene.

BSO is reporting that at this time speed nor impairment are being considered as contributing factors to this accident. However, the department adds, the investigation is ongoing.

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This call was first published on Boca Post as an ‘Accident With Injuries’ call to a nearby address: 1365 E Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441. The call came in at 6:34PM. We have since verified that multiple calls were received by Broward County Regional Communication Center at the same time regarding this incident.

As always, you can see local dispatch calls like this LIVE on CODE3, Boca Post’s Live Dispatch Map, which maps current 911 dispatches live as they occur so you can know why you are hearing sirens in the area as they happen.

Additionally, Boca Post provides basic call information alongside a map of the last 25 calls on a page for most of the geographic areas that we cover. The most recent 25 Deerfield Beach 911 calls can be quickly seen on the Deerfield Beach news page alongside the latest Deerfield beach news provided by Boca Post.

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