SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH LEAVES MAN DEAD IN NORTH LAUDERDALE

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number:
21-3-10
BSO Case Number:
15-2103-000418
Date:
March 7, 2021
Time:
4:45 a.m.
Jurisdiction:
North Lauderdale
Place of Occurrence:
5100 N. State Road 7, North Lauderdale 
Driver 1:
Name withheld, next-of-kin notification (DECEASED)
Driver 2:
Rosaire Poteau, 49, 5/1/71, female, 230 N.E. 31st Court, Pompano
Description of Incident:
Broward Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide detectives are investigating a single vehicle crash that left a man dead in North Lauderdale.  

At approximately 4:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 7, Broward County Regional Communications received a call regarding a traffic crash at 5100 N. State Road 7 in North Lauderdale. BSO Traffic Homicide detectives responded to investigate the crash scene. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a man driving a 2016 gray Toyota Corolla was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of North State Road 7 when his vehicle struck the median and a traffic sign. The vehicle then slid sideways and rolled onto its roof before coming to final rest. 

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue responded and transported the driver to Broward Health North where he was pronounced deceased. 

A second driver, identified as Rosaire Poteau, was traveling northbound on North State Road 7 in a 2010 silver Honda Fit when she struck the street sign that was laying in the roadway after being struck by the Toyota Corolla. Poteau was not injured and remained on scene assisting the investigators. 

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact BSO Traffic Homicide Detective Sean Strzalkowski at 954-321-4845. 

INVESTIGATORS:
Dets. S. Strzalkowski, S. Williams, THI
Sgt. R. Hager, THI; North Lauderdale; FLFR

THIS REPORT BY:
Sergeant Donald Prichard/PIO-Sworn
3/9/21 1530