DRIVER DIES AS VEHICLE COLLIDES WITH SEMI

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office
PIO Number:
19-9-24
BSO Case Number:
11-1909-007867
Date:
Sept. 26, 2019
Time:
11:42 p.m.
Jurisdiction:
Pompano Beach
Place of Occurrence:
1700 block of North Powerline Road, Pompano Beach
Victim(s):
David K. Biggs, 53, male, 8/12/1966, 16273 Bridlewood Circle, Delray Beach (DECEASED)
Vehicle(s):
Vehicle 1: White 2016 Freightliner, with attached trailer
Vehicle 2: Gray 2020 Jeep Wrangler (Enterprise rental)
Description of Incident:

A driver who collided with a tractor-trailer died as his Jeep Wrangler was engulfed in flames.

The crash occurred at approximately 11:40 p.m. in the 1700 block of North Powerline Road. Broward Sheriff’s Office traffic homicide detectives said the driver of a 2020 Jeep Wrangler was traveling northbound in the center thru lane of Powerline Road. The driver of a 2016 Freightliner, who was attempting to make a left turn to go southbound on North Powerline Road, was struck by the Jeep which then burst into flames.

Pompano Beach Fire Rescue responded and suppressed the fire. The driver of the Jeep, identified as David Biggs, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Freightliner remained on scene and cooperated with detectives. 

The investigation is ongoing. 


INVESTIGATORS:
Dets. Williams & Slagle-Grant, THI
Pompano Beach; PBFR

THIS REPORT BY:
Sergeant Don Prichard/PIO-Sworn
9/30/19 1805