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DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE FATAL SINGLE-CAR CRASH

PIO Number: 17-12-3                                                      BSO Case Number: 90-1712-000655

Date: December 3, 2017                                                Time: 3:35 a.m.

Jurisdiction: Wilton Manors

Place of Occurrence: near 2300 block of Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors

Driver: Sebastian Wilfredo Serrano, 18, male, 9/6/1999, 1520 N. J Street, Lake Worth (DECEASED)

Passenger: identity withheld pending next of kin notification (HOSPITALIZED)

Description of Incident:

Traffic homicide detectives are investigating a crash that left one driver dead and his passenger seriously injured.

At approximately 3:30 a.m. on December 3, Sebastian Wilfredo Serrano was driving a 2004 Acura TSX southbound on Wilton Drive. Detectives believe he had been driving erratically when the crash occurred. Witnesses reported he was accelerating as his car swerved between the north and southbound lanes of traffic. Serrano lost control of the car as it swerved to the right and struck the large concrete retaining wall.

Serrano and his passenger were not wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. Both occupants were transported to the Broward Health Medical Center's trauma unit. Serrano was pronounced dead shortly after arriving. The passenger sustained serious injuries and remains hospitalized.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact BSO Detective Morales 954-321-4840 or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or browardcrimestoppers.org.

INVESTIGATORS:                                                        THIS REPORT BY:

THI Det. Anthony Morales                                       Gina Carter/PIO

Wilton Manors                                                             12/5/17 1100