DETECTIVES FIND VEHICLE IN WILTON MANORS HIT-AND-RUN THAT LEFT TWO CHILDREN DEAD

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office
PIO Number:
21-12-32
BSO Case Number:
90-2112-008898
Date:
Dec. 27, 2021
Time:
2:48 p.m.
Jurisdiction:
Wilton Manors
Place of Occurrence:
2417 N.W. Ninth Ave. (Powerline Road), Wilton Manors
Victim 1:
Andrea Fleming, 6, 7/31/2015, female (DECEASED)
Victim 2:
Draya Fleming, 9, female
Victim 3:
Kylie Jones, 5, 11/7/2016, female (DECEASED)
Victim 4:
Johnathan Carter, 10, male
Victim 5:
Laziyah Stokes, 9, female
Victim 6:
Audre Fleming, 2, male
Driver:
Unknown
Description of Incident:

The vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash that struck six young children, killing two of them, has been located. Broward Sheriff's Office traffic homicide detectives are searching for the driver.

At approximately 2:48 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 27, Broward Regional Communications received a call regarding a hit-and-run with injuries near 2417 N.W. Ninth Ave. in Wilton Manors. Wilton Manors Police Department, BSO deputies and Fort Lauderdale Police Department and Fire Rescue responded. 

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2009 Honda Accord Sedan, driven by an unknown male, was traveling southbound on Northwest Ninth Avenue (Powerline Road) approaching the 2500 block. At the same time, a Broward County Transit bus was stopped to drop off a passenger. As the bus pulled out to continue southbound, it began to merge into the right thru lane from the edge of the roadway. At that time, the Honda approached the bus from behind. The driver of the Honda failed to allow the bus to merge and passed it, almost striking the front driver’s side as it cut in front of the bus. The Honda then veered right (west) and drove off the roadway and onto the sidewalk and driveway at 2417 N.W. Ninth Ave., striking multiple children.

After the crash occurred, the vehicle accelerated and fled the area southbound.

Six-year-old Andrea Fleming and five-year-old Kylie Jones were pronounced deceased on scene. Draya Fleming, Laziyah Stokes, Johnathan Carter and Audre Fleming were transported to Broward Health Medical Center.

A description of the vehicle was released among law enforcement agencies, and was located in Wilton Manors.

The investigation is ongoing.

INVESTIGATORS:
Dets. S. Strzalkowski, C. De Jesus, S. Slagle-Grant, THI
Sgt. R. Hager, THI

THIS REPORT BY:
Miranda Grossman/PIO
12/28/2021 1100

BSO detectives, BSO SWAT, Wilton Manors PD, FLFR, FLPD