23-YEAR-OLD WOMAN DIES IN THREE-CAR CRASH IN LAUDERDALE LAKES

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number: 19-8-17

BSO Case Number: 04-1908-001794

Date: Aug. 25, 2019

Time: 4:43 a.m.

Jurisdiction: Lauderdale Lakes

Place of Occurrence: 3300 block of West Oakland Park Boulevard, Lauderdale Lakes

Vehicle 1: Kevin Hunter, 34, male, Boynton Beach (Lexus)

Vehicle 2: Jessica Paul, 24, female (Hyundai) 

                 Mideline Juste, 23, female, 11/15/95, 4380 N.W. 36th St., Apt. 211, Lauderdale Lakes (DECEASED)

Vehicle 3: Kashara Metzger, 34, female (Kia)

Description of Incident:

A Lauderdale Lakes woman was pronounced dead following a crash involving three cars.

Around 4:45 a.m. on August 25, Jessica Paul and her three passengers were heading eastbound when they stopped at a red light in the 3300 block of West Oakland Park Boulevard in Lauderdale Lakes. As they waited behind a Kia Sol for the light to cycle, Paul’s Hyundai was struck from behind by a 2002 Lexus ES300, driven by Kevin Hunter of Boynton Beach. 

As a result of the impact, Paul’s car was propelled forward, sideswiping the rear driver’s side of the Kia. 

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue transported Paul and her three passengers to Broward Health Medical Center.  The rear middle passenger, Mideline, 23, suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead on August 26.  Paul and the other two passengers in her vehicle were treated and released.

The occupants of the Kia Sol, Uber driver Kashara Metzger and a passenger, were not hurt in the crash. 

Hunter was also uninjured and remained on scene.

The traffic homicide investigation is ongoing. 

INVESTIGATORS:
Dets. De Jesus & Slage-Grant, THI
Lauderdale Lakes, BSFR

THIS REPORT BY:
Robyn Hankerson/PIO
8/29/19  1710