Passenger injured in fatal wrong-way crash in Davie identified

Diego Sacarias, 27, remains in critical condition


DAVIE, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol released the name of a passenger who was injured in a fatal wrong-way crash Saturday in Davie.

According to the FHP, Diego Sacarias, 27, of Hallandale Beach, was riding in a red Porsche driven by Jenri R. Velasquez Ruiz, 23. Ruiz was traveling south in the northbound Interstate 75 lanes when he collided head-on with a blue Honda Pilot that was towing a boat.

Ruiz was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sacarias was taken to Broward Health Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.

The FHP said Saturday that two other people were injured in the crash. Their conditions are unknown.

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