Fatal Fort Lauderdale crash leads to DUI investigation, police say

Driver who caused crash in hospital

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Fort Lauderdale Police Department has begun a DUI investigation after a fatal chain-reaction crash that occurred around 9 p.m. Friday at East Oakland Park Boulevard and North Federal Highway.

The crash occurred when the driver of a black 2016 Kia struck the rear end of a green 1996 Nissan that was stopped at a red light, police said.

The impact of the crash caused the Nissan to hit a grey 2016 Chrysler, police said, while the Kia struck two other vehicles.

Both occupants of the Nissan were taken to Broward Health Medical Center where the driver was pronounced dead and the passenger remains in critical condition, police said.

The driver of the Kia fled the crash scene, police said, but was later located and taken to Imperial Point Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Police have not charged the driver of the Kia, but the crash remains under investigation.

Those with information are asked to call Traffic Homicide Investigator Jill Hirsch at 954-828-5753 or Crime Stoppers at 954-439-TIPS.