BSO ARRESTS MAN IN FATAL OAKLAND PARK CRASH

PIO Number: 18-6-8

BSO Case Number: 12-1703-004117

Date: March 31, 2017

Time: 1:56 p.m.

Jurisdiction: Oakland Park

Place of Occurrence: 1500 E. Commercial Blvd., Oakland Park

Pedestrian(s): 

Martin Lutz, 68, male, 5/21/48, 4604 Bougainvilla Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea (DECEASED)

William Peden, 74, male, 5/25/43, 4604 Bougainvilla Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea (DECEASED)

Driver(s): Glen Sturman, 49, male, 6/11/69, 2200 E. River Drive, Margate (IN CUSTODY)

Description of Incident:

A Margate man who was driving under the influence when he struck two pedestrians in 2017 is in custody.

Glen Sturman faces several DUI counts, including DUI manslaughter, for crashing into the roommates who were sitting at a bus stop in Oakland Park. He was arrested June 1, 2018 following an investigation by traffic homicide detectives with the Broward Sheriff's Office.

Just before 2 p.m. March 31, 2017, Sturman was driving a Ford F-150 truck north on 15th Terrace when he turned east on East Commercial Boulevard. The pedestrians, Martin Lutz and William Peden, were waiting at a bus stop on the south side of Commercial Boulevard when Sturman made the turn and failed to maintain control. His truck veered off the road, onto the sidewalk and struck Lutz, Peden and a street lamp.

Sturman remained at the scene, and the pedestrians were transported by Oakland Park Fire Rescue to area hospitals. Lutz, who had life-threatening injuries, died April 28, 2017. Peden, who was eventually placed in a long-term healthcare facility, died earlier this year.

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

INVESTIGATORS:
Dets. Wiley, Clifton, Serphos, THI       
Oakland Park, OPFR       

THIS REPORT BY:
Joy Oglesby/PIO
6/14/18       1440


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