The Broward Sheriff’s Office said a driver who fled during a traffic stop died a short time later in an accident with an SUV in Tamarac early Saturday morning.
According to authorities, at 4:31 a.m. a BSO deputy stopped a black Infiniti that was driving erratically.
The deputy attempted a traffic stop, and the vehicle reportedly stopped in the middle of the roadway on Commercial Boulevard.
BSO said when the deputy got out of the vehicle to approach, the driver fled at a high rate of speed.
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The deputy did not pursue and issued a BOLO for the vehicle.
Just two minutes later, BSO received a 911 call from someone who had seen an accident in the westbound lanes of the 4900 block of Commercial Boulevard, just west of Florida’s Turnpike.
When deputies arrived on the scene, they said it was the same black Infiniti.
The Infiniti had apparently crossed the median and hit a Jeep SUV traveling westbound.
The driver of the SUV was critically injured and was transported by BSO helicopter to Broward Health Medical Center.
Tamarac Fire Rescue and North Lauderdale Fire Rescue also responded to the scene. They pronounced the driver of Infiniti dead on the scene.
A female passenger in the Infiniti suffered extreme burns because the vehicle had burst into flames. She was taken to Broward Health.
BSO’s traffic homicide unit is investigating the crash.