Broward County

Three die after midnight fatal accidents on I-95 in Broward

In Friday’s first hour, three people in their 20s died in two separate accidents on Interstate 95 in Broward County.

The Florida Highway Patrol says Fort Lauderdale’s Rakan Alnittki and Plantation’s Sultan Alotaibi, both 20, stood behind their disabled 2006 BMW 330i in the outside lane north of Sample Road until Oakland Park’s Max Citrin, 32, hit them with his 2014 Mercedes C250. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

Citrin was never charged or ticketed in the accident.

Citirin’s seven traffic convictions in the past seven years include a speeding ticket for going 97 mph in a 70 mph zone. According to Miami-Dade County Clerk of the Court Traffic records, his license was suspended in September 2014 for not paying a $293 fine earned by running a red light. Those records also say he’s delinquent on a May 2 red light violation, this one for $277.

That accident occurred at 12:01 a.m. At about 12:50 a.m., according to FHP, Spring Valley, New York’s Avigayil Rottenberg changed lanes in her 2016 Ford Fiesta while traveling south on I-95 near Stirling Road. Jose Marin’s Honda motorcycle hit the left rear of the Fiesta, launching Marin onto the road. He was taken to Hollywood Memorial Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

I-95 south reopened at 5:30 a.m. after the investigation.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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