Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number: 19-8-18

BSO Case Number: 12-1908-003739

Date: Aug. 29, 2019

Time: 9:46 p.m.

Jurisdiction: Oakland Park

Place of Occurrence: 3100 block of West Oakland Park Boulevard, Oakland Park

Driver: Don Herby Louis, 22, male, 6/8/97, 1224 N.E. 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale (DECEASED)

Passenger: Canne-Drina Sylvain, 19, female, 4/14/00, 6461 S.W. 19th St., North Lauderdale (DECEASED)

Description of Incident:

BSO traffic homicide detectives responded to a collision Thursday night in Oakland Park that left the driver and one passenger dead. 

Around 9:46 p.m. on Aug. 29, Don Herby Louis was driving his 2004 Honda Civic with three passengers, traveling westbound on Oakland Park Boulevard approaching Northwest 31st Avenue. According to a witness, an unidentified car headed southbound on Northwest 31st Avenue made a right turn into the far right westbound lane of Oakland Park Boulevard. Louis veered left and struck the raised median, causing him to lose control of the car and slide across the eastbound lanes of Oakland Park Boulevard before hitting a utility pole.

Louis was pronounced dead at the scene. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue transported his passengers to Broward Health Medical Center. Canne-Drina Sylvain was pronounced dead and the other two passengers sustained injuries.

There is no physical evidence indicating the unidentified car or any other car came into contact with Louis’ car.  

The traffic homicide investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact BSO Detective Carlos De Jesus at 954-321-4840. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at 

Dets. De Jesus & Slagle-Grant, THI
Oakland Park, BSFR

Robyn Hankerson/PIO
8/30/19  1700