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Man faces charges after crashing into mother pushing stroller in Sunrise

Abdallah Staih, 4, killed in 2014 crash


SUNRISE, Fla. – A man is facing charges after a woman and her two children were struck by a car in Sunrise back in 2014.

The woman's 4-year-old son, Abdallah Staih, died in the March 2014 crash.

The suspected driver, Andrew Perez, stood before a judge Friday. He faces a vehicular homicide charge and two counts of reckless driving with injury.

Sunrise police said Perez was driving a black BMW sedan at more than 80 mph in a 45 mph zone at the time of the crash.

Police said it appears Perez lost control of his car in the 4100 block of Pine Island Road, just north of Oakland Park Boulevard, hopped a curb, and struck Natali Ala'Ouni and her two sons, who were sitting in a stroller.

Adballah died shortly after arriving at Broward Health Medical Center. Ala'Ouni’s 8-month-old son, Ahmad Staih, was also taken to the hospital, but survived his injuries.

Ala'Ouni was critically injured.

Police said Perez stayed at the scene and told officers that another car had cut him off.

Perez's license was suspended in September of last year after police said he ran a stop sign before crashing into a car in June.

Police said toxicology reports indicated that he had traces of marijuana and cocaine in his blood.

Perez faces a sentence of up to 21 years in prison if he is convicted.

He was ordered held in jail in lieu of $50,000 bail and will have to wear an ankle monitor if he is released.


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