Man accused of driving recklessly dies in Tamarac crash, deputies say

BSO: 2 others hospitalized in critical condition in early-morning crash

TAMARAC, Fla. – A man accused of driving recklessly is dead and two others were hospitalized after an early-morning crash in Tamarac, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.

A BSO deputy who saw a car driving erratically about 4:30 a.m. Saturday conducted a traffic stop, but instead of pulling safely to the side of the road, the driver stopped in the eastbound lanes of Commercial Boulevard, deputies said.

When the deputy got out of his car to approach the driver, the man sped away, deputies said.

The deputy did not pursue the black Infiniti M37x, but instead put out a message to other law enforcement officers with a description of the vehicle, deputies said.

About two minutes later, the BSO received a 911 call that there had been a crash in the 4900 block of Commercial Boulevard, west of the Florida's Turnpike entrance. Deputies said they soon discovered that after fleeing from the deputy, the driver of the black Infiniti had continued east on Commercial Boulevard, crossing over the median and colliding with a westbound Jeep SUV.

The Infiniti caught fire after the crash, deputies said.

Tamarac and North Lauderdale paramedics arrived at the crash scene and pronounced the Infiniti driver, Regis Dorcilus, 23, of Deerfield Beach, dead.

A 19-year-old passenger in the Infiniti was taken to Broward Health Medical Center with critical injuries.

The 37-year-old driver of the SUV was airlifted to Broward Health Medical Center. Deputies said the driver was listed in critical condition.

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