THREE-VEHICLE CRASH LEAVES ONE WOMAN DEAD

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office
PIO Number:
21-11-6
BSO Case Number:
03-2110-003242
Date:
Oct. 31, 2021
Time:
9:09 P.M.
Jurisdiction:
Airport
Place of Occurrence:
3500 block of South Federal Highway, Airport 
Driver 1:
Micheal Cecile Crooks, 25, male, Pembroke Pines
Passenger 1:
Adult female, name withheld, Marsy’s Law
Passenger 2:
Adult female, name withheld, Marsy’s Law (DECEASED)
Driver 2:
Adult male, name withheld, Marsy’s Law
Driver 3:
Adult female, name withheld, Marsy’s Law
Passenger 1:
Adult female, name withheld, Marsy’s Law
Description of Incident:
A woman is dead following a three-vehicle collision near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport on Oct. 31, and Broward Sheriff’s Office traffic homicide detectives are investigating the cause of the crash. 

According to investigators, shortly before 9:09 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31, the driver and two passengers of a 2011 Jeep Wrangler SUV were on the inside lane of the exit ramp from eastbound I-595 to northbound South Federal highway. At the same time, the driver of a 2003 Toyota Tacoma was traveling on the outside lane in the same location. The driver and passenger of a 1998 Toyota Corolla was heading northbound on South Federal Highway in the far-left thru lane.  

The on-scene investigation revealed that the driver of the 2011 Jeep Wrangler SUV failed to negotiate the exit ramp curve, striking the rear of the 2003 Toyota Takoma. The impact caused the driver of the 2003 Toyota Takoma to rollover. 

The 2011 Jeep Wrangler SUV traveled northwest and crossed multiple northbound lanes of traffic, where it entered the left through lane. Meanwhile, the driver of the 1998 Toyota Corolla applied emergency brakes but was struck by the 2011 Jeep Wrangler SUV. The impact caused both vehicles to rollover and multiple occupants were ejected from the 2011 Jeep Wrangler SUV.

The 1998 Toyota Corolla slid into the center median and came to a final stop on top of one of the passengers from the 2011 Jeep Wrangler SUV. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded to the scene. A passenger of the 2011 Jeep Wrangler SUV was pronounced dead on the scene. All other occupants were transported to a local hospital with various injuries considered not to be life-threatening.  

This investigation is ongoing.

INVESTIGATORS:
Det. C. De Jesus, THI
Det. S. Williams, THI                                                             

THIS REPORT BY:
Claudinne Caro/PIO
11/4/2021 1315

Sgt. R. Hager, THI
Dep. J. Guzman, DUI 

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