PIO Number: 17-9-18
BSO Case Number: 90-1709-007048
Date: Sept. 25, 2017
Time: 4:05 a.m.
Jurisdiction: Pompano Beach
Place of Occurrence: 1200 W. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach
Driver No. 1: James Vieira, male, 28, 11/25/88, 8233 N.W. 3rd Place, Coral Springs
Driver No. 2: Bereket Kiflu, male, 47, Ontario
Description of Incident:
Before dawn, a 28-year-old man inexplicably drove into a semi trailer that was just ahead of him. Broward Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Investigation Unit is conducting an investigation into the fatal crash.
Just after 4 a.m. Sept. 25, James Vieira was driving a Nissan Rogue SUV west on West Atlantic Boulevard in the center lane. Driving just ahead of the Coral Springs man in the same lane was an International Eagle semi trailer. For unknown reasons, Vieira crashed into the back of the semi just west of the intersection in the 1200 block.
Pompano Beach Fire Rescue responded and pronounced Vieira dead. The truck driver, Bereket Kiflu, remained on scene and didn’t report any injuries.
At this time, detectives don’t believe reckless speed or mechanical malfunction contributed to the collision. Toxicology analyses are pending.
Anyone with information is asked to contact BSO THI Detective Michael Wiley at 954-321-4840.
INVESTIGATORS: THIS REPORT BY:
Dets. Wiley & Clifton, THI Joy Oglesby/PIO 9/25/17 1610
Pompano Beach; PBFR
Posted At: 09/25/2017 04:10 PM