SUV strikes, kills woman standing at Lauderdale Lakes bus stop

Driver taken to hospital


LAUDERDALE LAKES, Fla. – The Broward Sheriff's Office is investigating after an SUV crashed into a bus stop in Lauderdale Lakes, killing a woman.

The crash was reported about 1: 15 p.m. on Oakland Park Boulevard at U.S. 441.

Sky 10 was above the scene as deputies blocked off the area.

According to deputies, Jerdy Germain, 39, was driving a Nissan Pathfinder west on Oakland Park Boulevard when she somehow drove onto the sidewalk.

Nelita Ali-Barker, 45, got pinned between the bumper of the SUV and one of the columns of the bus stop. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies said Germain was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

The westbound lanes of Oakland Park Boulevard were shut down for three hours while homicide detectives spoke to witnesses and collected evidence.

Deputies said speed and impairment do are not believed to be factors in the crash, and Germain is not expected to face any criminal charges.

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