1 dead in Saturday night single-car crash


DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – A 22-year-old man was killed this weekend when his pickup truck slammed into a concrete wall in Deerfield Beach, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.

The Sheriff's Office said in a news release that just after 3:15 a.m. Saturday, Kevin Ortiz-Hernandez lost control of his 2004 Dodge Ram while traveling northbound on NW Ninth Avenue. The pickup left the roadway, traveled over the sidewalk and struck a concrete wall near the 4200 block of Northwest 9 Avenue.

Ortiz-Hernandez was traveling in excess of the posted speed limit of 40 mph at the time of the crash, authorities said. 

BSO Fire Rescue took Ortiz-Hernandez to Broward Health North, where he was pronounced dead at 3:49 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing.