Broward County Hit-and-Run Claims the Lives of Two Young Children
Although they have yet to find the driver, detectives with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office have finally been able to recover the vehicle they believe was used during a deadly hit-and-run crash that claimed the lives of two children this past Monday in Wilton Manors, Florida.
According to preliminary incident reports from the responding officers with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, it was shortly before 3 p.m. on December 27, 2021, when a yet-to-be-identified male individual was driving a 2009 Honda sedan in the southbound direction of Powerline Road. Also located on the same street was a Broward County Transit bus that had pulled over to the curb because one of the passengers requested a stop. Once the rider had disembarked, the bus continued along its usual route by merging into the right thru lane on Powerline Road. While the public transportation vehicle performed this maneuver, the older model Honda approached and cut off the bus, nearly clipping the front driver’s side in the process. Once the Honda had passed the bus, it careened off of the roadway and ended up on the sidewalk and driveway of 2417 N.W. Ninth Avenue where it then collided with multiple children who were outside playing. The driver of the Honda fled the scene of the accident immediately after it occurred.
Local Wilton Manors emergency medical teams and authorities with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the tragic scene of the accident where they quickly discovered that two of the children, 6-year-old Andrea Fleming and 5-year-old Kylie Jones, had already passed away from the injuries they sustained during the collision. The four remaining victims, 10-year-old Johnathan Carter, 9-year-old Draya Fleming, 9-year-old Laziyah Stokes, and 2-year-old Audre Fleming were transported to Broward Health Medical Center in various conditions.
As of Tuesday, investigators with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Unit located a dark gray Honda with a detached bumper and severe damage to the front of the vehicle – typical of what would happen to a car that was involved in an auto accident of this nature.
Investigators in this case are still searching for the man who was driving the Honda when the hit-and-run car crash took place. Anyone with relevant information is asked to contact their local police department or the Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-8477.
James O. Cunningham
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