Source: The driver who killed a 6-year-old boy and injured two others…
Found on: 2022-08-19 00:18:25
BROWARD, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol says they have a possible lead on the suspect involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred early Wednesday on Florida’s Turnpike in Broward County.
The accident left a 6-year-old boy dead. His 37-year-old mother, who was driving a black 2015 Volkswagen Passat, and a man in the passenger seat, were injured in the crash.
Nakisha Louis-Jeune, the 6-year-old’s aunt, told Local 10 News that her nephew Azire “had a chance to have his first day of school, and his first day of school would be his last day of school.”
According to the FHP, the driver of the Mercedes that collided with the other car is a black man between the ages of 20 and 25, who is approximately 1.5 meters tall.
Witnesses say the hit-and-run suspect “was carrying a baby that was in the back seat of the car.”
The accident occurred shortly before 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the northbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike, about 350 feet north of Griffin Road.
According to authorities, the Passat stopped in the inside lane after his car broke down.
Deputies said a blue 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE was heading north on the Turnpike, approaching the Griffin Road overpass, and rear-ended the Passat, which had no lights on at the time of the collision.
Deputies said the impact caused the Passat to spin clockwise across the center and outside lanes, hit a guardrail and come to a permanent stop on the outside lateral, facing southwest.
The Mercedes stopped heading north, according to authorities.
The cars involved in the deadly Turnpike crash are being towed.
Cars involved in fatal Turnpike crash being towed away. (WPLG)
The owner of the Mercedes is cooperating with authorities and was not the driver at the time of the incident, authorities confirmed Thursday.
According to Louis-Jeune, “Azire was full of life. It would be said that he was an individual who was already on this earth.”
The woman and man who were injured in the crash were transported by Davie Fire Rescue to Broward Health Medical Center but were later released.
Louis-Jeune has a message for the driver: “It could have been an accident; stay. Why would you go? But of course they left, because what they did was wrong.”
Anyone with more information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.
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