Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number: 19-4-11

BSO Case Number: 02-1904-000566

Date: 4/6/2019

Time: 3:14 p.m.

Jurisdiction: Dania Beach

Place of Occurrence: 200 E. Sheridan Street, Dania Beach

Driver: Davonte Gray, 25, male, Dania Beach (HOSPITALIZED)

Pedestrian: Lawrence Johnson, 24, male, 12/27/94, 2306 Pershing St., Hollywood (DECEASED)  

Description of Incident:

Broward Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide detectives are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian and a motorcyclist that occurred Saturday in Dania Beach.

Just after 3 p.m. on April 6, Davonte Gray rode a 2019 Kawasaki Ninja MC westbound in the far right thru lane of East Sheridan Street approaching the 200 block. Lawrence Johnson was standing within the median near the 200 block. As Gray’s motorcycle approached, Johnson attempted to cross the westbound lanes and ran into the motorcycle’s path. 

The front of the bike struck Johnson within the far right thru lane. Immediately after the impact, the motorcycle fell onto its left side. Gray was ejected from the bike and came to rest in the grass swale. 

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue transported the pedestrian and driver to Hollywood Memorial Regional Hospital. Johnson died at 6:11 p.m. Gray was admitted for observation. 

Investigators believe that speed, mechanical malfunction, impairment and environmental conditions were not contributing factors. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact BSO Traffic Homicide Detective Michael Wiley at 954-321-4840 or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or

THI Dets. M. Wiley & D. Huneke
Dania Beach; BSFR

Gina Carter/PIO   
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