TRAFFIC FATALITY IN POMPANO BEACH
- BSO Case Number: PB02-02-09656
- PIO Number: 02-2-46
- Date: 02/23/02
- Time: 0528
- Place of Occurrence: 1100 block of Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach
- Johnson Jose Costa, 42, 3/23/59, 4641 NW 2 Ct., Boca Raton (DECEASED)
Description of Incident:
A 42-year-old Boca Raton man died today of injuries sustained in a one-car crash in Pompano Beach.
The victim, Johnson Jose Costa, was driving his 1996 Kia Sportage, exiting southbound I-95 to go east on Atlantic Boulevard when he lost control at 5:28 a.m. Costa’s S.U.V. struck a concrete pillar supporting the interstate overpass. A homeless person, sleeping there, flagged down a motorist who called 911 on his cell phone to report the crash.
Costa was rushed to North Broward Medical Center where he died of his injuries at 8:30 a.m. Two other men riding in Costa’s vehicle were also taken to the hospital for treatment. They are expected to recover.
The cause of the crash is undetermined and remains under investigation by the BSO District 11 Traffic Homicide Unit.
- THIS REPORT BY: Dep. Powell, Dist. 11 Jim Leljedal / PIO 2/23/02 315 p.m.