Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number: 18-12-10

BSO Case Number: 10-1812-002791

Date: Dec. 16, 2018

Time: 3:30 a.m.

Jurisdiction: Deerfield Beach

Place of Occurrence: 2200 block of West Hillsboro Boulevard, Deerfield Beach

Driver(s): David Ramirez, 47, male, 3/13/71, 442 Lock Road, Apt. No. 120, Deerfield Beach (DECEASED)

Description of Incident:

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives with the Traffic Homicide Investigation Unit are investigating a fatal weekend crash. On Sunday, a 47-year-old man who was speeding on a Deerfield Beach street was killed when he lost control of his Nissan Maxima. 

Around 3:30 a.m. Dec. 16, David Ramirez was driving the Nissan east on West Hillsboro Boulevard approaching the 2200 block when the driver’s side tires struck the curb of a raised median. The 2017 car entered the median and collided with a tree. 

BSO Deerfield Beach deputies and Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded to the scene. Ramirez, of Deerfield Beach, was pronounced dead by fire rescue.

THI detectives believe he was traveling nearly double the posted speed limit of 45 mph and that the excessive speed is likely the primary cause of the crash. Impairment is a possible contributing factor, detectives said. Their investigation continues.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact BSO's THI Det. Michael Wiley at 954-321-4840.

Dets. M. Wiley & S. Williams, Sgt. Hager
Deerfield Beach, BSFR

Joy Oglesby/PIO
Dec. 20, 2018  1000