Driver dies in high-speed crash in Oakland Park, detectives say

Wayne K. Roustan, South Florida Sun Sentinel
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Speeding appears to be the cause of a deadly crash in Oakland Park, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said Friday, but the identity of the driver has not been disclosed.

The crash took out a bus stop shelter, a fence, a business sign and a tree about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The driver of the 2009 Infiniti sedan was traveling west in the 1200 block of East Oakland Park Boulevard when he lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway, investigators said.

The Infiniti caught fire when it hit the tree. Bystanders tried to free the driver, but Oakland Park Fire Rescue pronounced him dead at the scene.

Witnesses told detectives that the Infiniti’s driver was speeding moments before the crash. Detectives said they collected physical evidence from the vehicle and surrounding area showing that excessive speed contributed to the crash.

Anyone with information about the deadly crash can give anonymous tips to Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477 or online at browardcrimestoppers.org.

Wayne K. Roustan can be reached at wkroustan@sunsentinel.com or 561-379-6119 or on Twitter @WayneRoustan