STOLEN VEHICLE INVOLVED IN DEADLY POMPANO BEACH CAR CRASH

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office
PIO Number:
20-7-27
BSO Case Number:
11-2007-004874
Date:
July 17, 2020
Time:
3:43 p.m.
Jurisdiction:
Pompano Beach
Place of Occurrence:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Northwest 16th Avenue, Pompano Beach
Vehicle 1:
(D1) Undetermined
(P1) Larry Sorrells Jr., 23, male, Pompano Beach
Vehicle 2:
(D1) Martelly Jean, 66, male, North Miami
(P1) Exantus Petit Fard, 61, 12/4/1959, male, North Miami (DECEASED)
Description of Incident:

One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash involving a stolen vehicle.

Broward Sheriff’s Office traffic homicide detectives are investigating a crash that occurred Friday, July 17 in Pompano Beach. Preliminary investigation reveals that a 2018 Dodge Journey was traveling westbound on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard approaching the intersection at Northwest 16th Avenue. At the same time, a 2001 Toyota RAV4, driven by Martelly Jean, was traveling eastbound on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Jean attempted to make a left turn onto Northwest 16th Avenue when the two vehicles collided. 

The impact sent the Dodge Journey across the sidewalk and into a traffic light stanchion. Jean’s vehicle was redirected westbound as the passenger, Exantus Fard, was ejected from the vehicle.

Pompano Beach Fire Rescue responded to the scene. Fard was pronounced deceased on scene.

Traffic homicide detectives discovered that the Dodge Journey was reported stolen out of the City of Hollywood on July 15, 2020.

The driver of the RAV4 and the passenger of the Dodge Journey were transported to Broward Health North with injuries that were not life threatening. The driver of the stolen vehicle fled the scene on foot. 

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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

Pompano Beach, PBFR

THIS REPORT BY:
Mirands Grossman/PIO
7/24/20   1400