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Amanda Batchelor, Digital Executive Producer
Terrell Forney, Reporter
Amanda Batchelor, Digital Executive Producer
Terrell Forney, Reporter
TAMARAC, Fla. – Broward Sheriff’s Office authorities announced Tuesday that a serious crash involving multiple vehicles over a week ago has sadly taken the life of another victim.
Tamarac Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene of a serious crash involving multiple vehicles on Feb. 13.
According to first responders, multiple people were ejected from their vehicles during the crash that occurred near 7300 W. McNab Road.
Sky 10 was above the scene around 2:10 p.m. as a white SUV was rolled over on its side. Local 10 News was told that a young boy was inside the vehicle, along with his mother and grandmother.
Several other vehicles were nearby with police tape blocking off the area. Air Rescue was called to the scene as the roadway was blocked off.
Fire Rescue officials confirmed that five people were injured, including a child. All five victims were transported to Broward Health Medical Center, where one — a woman — later died.
According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred shortly before 1:30 p.m.
Authorities said the driver of a 2019 Hyundai Tucson SUV was heading west on West McNab Road, turning left into the north entrance of the University Commons shopping mall, as Frantz Laine, 19, was driving a 2014 Lexus IS250 that was heading east on West McNab Road.
Deputies said the two vehicles collided in the eastbound lanes of the roadway.
“The Hyundai was struck with such force the engine was detached from the vehicle before it flipped over and came to a final rest on the driver’s side. At least one occupant was ejected when the vehicle flipped over,” BSO spokeswoman Claudinne Caro said in a news release. “The Lexus was redirected off the roadway where it struck a fire hydrant, several bushes, a large plaza sign and rolled on top of an unoccupied parked 2016 Toyota Corolla before coming to a final rest in the parking lot at 7300 West McNab Road.“
Caro confirmed Tuesday that the driver of the 2019 Hyundai Tucson was also killed in the crash.
She said a piece of debris from the large plaza sign also pierced an unoccupied parked 2009 Audi A4.
Tamarac Fire Rescue responded to the scene and transported all five victims to the hospital. The front passenger of the Hyundai later died.
Some people who witnessed the crash thought the sound of the collision was an explosion.
“When I saw that thing, I was shocked,” said witness Carlyne Etienne, who works at the shopping plaza. “Anybody could get killed right over there.”
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Authorities have not revealed the identity of the victims who were killed in the crash.
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Terrell Forney joined Local 10 News in October 2005 as a general assignment reporter. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, but a desire to escape the harsh winters of the north brought him to South Florida.
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