SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH KILLS MIAMI MAN

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office
PIO Number:
21-1-29
BSO Case Number:
15-21-1001376
Date:
Jan. 22, 2021
Time:
7:35 P.M.
Jurisdiction:
North Lauderdale
Place of Occurrence:
8300 Southgate Boulevard, North Lauderdale
Driver:
George K. Rockerman, 60, 10/17/1960, male, 15240 North Miami Avenue, Miami  
 (DECEASED)
Description of Incident:
A 60-year-old Miami man was killed in a single vehicle crash Friday night.

Around 7:35 p.m. on Jan. 22, Broward Sheriff Office deputies responded to a crash at the intersection of Southgate Boulevard and Southwest 83rd Avenue in North Lauderdale.

According to BSO traffic homicide detectives, the preliminary investigation reveals that prior to the crash, George Rockerman was driving a 2008 Ford F-150 eastbound on Southgate Boulevard at a high rate of speed while maneuvering in and out of traffic. Rockerman drove over a raised concrete curb, through a grass median and struck a tree. 

Detectives believe excessive speed may have been a contributing factor to the crash.

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

THIS REPORT BY:
Miranda Grossman/PIO
1/27/2021 0830

North Lauderdale
North Lauderdale Fire Rescue

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