DEERFIELD BEACH, FL - The Broward County Sheriff's Office released details of a crash that killed a Coconut Creek man Tuesday morning.
The incident started when 71-year-old Joe Robertson, driving a Lexus, rear-ended a Toyota driver who had stopped at a red light at the intersection of Northwest 45th Avenue and West Hillsboro Boulevard in Deerfield Beach at about 9:40 a.m.
Robertson and the other driver, 42-year-old David Torres-Salazar, got out of their cars to inspect the damage. But investigators said Robertson had not turned on his hazard lights.
At that point another driver, 42-year-old Klivens Estin, approached and swerved to avoid hitting the parked Lexus. But Estin's Honda hit the rear passenger side of the Lexus, which then struck the back of the Toyota and slid sideways into Robertson and Torres-Salazar.
The two men fell into the road and rescue crews arrived to rush both to Broward Health North. Robertson was pronounced dead at the hospital, while Torres-Salazar's injuries were not regarded as life-threatening.
Estin, who stayed at the scene, suffered minor injuries.
The sheriff's office is continuing to investigate the crash, but detectives do not believe anyone involved was impaired and added speeding did not appear to be a factor.
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