TAMARAC, FL – One person was killed and five others injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Tamarac on Tuesday night, according to a news release from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies arrived at the scene in the 2700 block of West Commercial Boulevard shortly after 9 p.m. Investigators determined that 22-year-old Nicholas Atkinson was driving a Ford Crown Victoria at a high rate of speed when he lost control. The Ford went onto a raised center median and crashed into a tree, splitting the vehicle in two.
The front half of Atkinson’s car continued into the eastbound lanes, where a piece of debris from the Ford hit a Chevy Suburban. The front half kept sliding across the roadway and struck the front of a Buick. Atkinson was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the Buick and four passengers sustained minor injuries.
Speed is considered to have been a contributing factor in the crash, detectives said.
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