Broward County

One man killed, one woman seriously injured in car crash at Pembroke Pines intersection

A car crash at a Pembroke Pines intersection left one man dead and a woman injured Monday, police said.

Pembroke Pines police were called to the intersection of North University Drive and Johnson Street at 12:19 p.m. where two cars had collided after one driver ran a red light, according to a police statement.

Joseph Catanzaro, 61, of Miramar, and his wife Susan, 57, were traveling west on Johnson Street and preparing to make a turn onto University Drive when their blue Saturn was struck by a blue Ford truck driven by Tim Climer, 58, of Jupiter.

Police said Climer “ran a solid red light” as he was driving northbound on University Drive. The front of his Ford truck then hit the front driver side of the Saturn, according to police.

Catanzaro died at the scene. His wife was take to Memorial Regional Hospital with serious injuries where she remains in stable condition.

Police are investigating and have not filed charges at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Pembroke Pines Police Department at 954-431-2200, email to, or call Crimestoppers at 954-493-8477.