News: 18-year-old arrested in connection with fatal Oakland Park car accident

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Posted: March 10, 2022

OAKLAND PARK, FL - Authorities have made an arrest in connection with a fatal car accident in Oakland Park on Dec. 31, 2021, NBC Miami reports.

The suspect was identified as 18-year-old Jonathan Yuz of Fort Lauderdale. He is facing multiple charges, including vehicular homicide and reckless driving causing injury.

According to investigators, Yuz was driving a Porsche Taycan at about 5:30 p.m. when he collided with a BMW T-bone style at the intersection of East Commercial Boulevard and Northeast 15th Avenue. The impact sent the BMW onto a sidewalk and crashing into a light pole. 

A woman driving the BMW and her juvenile son were killed in the wreck.

The Broward Sheriff's Office said Yuz was driving 80 miles an hour, more than twice the speed limit, at the time of the crash. He had also made an illegal U-turn two blocks away.

After a warrant was obtained, Yuz was arrested on Tuesday and booked into jail.  

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