Woman killed, son injured in Coral Springs crash

Police say car ran red light, slammed into Mercedes-Benz while eluding officers

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – A woman was killed and a child was injured Tuesday morning in a crash involving a stolen car, police said.

Coral Springs police said officers attempted a traffic stop about 10:40 a.m. on Sample Road when the driver of the car, Eric Abraham, 17, kept going and fled east.

Police said the Toyota Corolla ran a red light at Sample Road at Northwest 101st Avenue and struck a Mercedes-Benz traveling north.

A woman driving the Mercedes-Benz, Christianne Weiner, 53, was pronounced dead at Broward Health North. Her 11-year-old son was taken to Broward Health Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Four people inside the stolen car were taken by ambulance to Broward Health North.

A witness gave police video that shows officers with their guns drawn, ordering the people inside the car to get on the ground.

Police said the Corolla was reported stolen in Miami Gardens. Abraham was taken to Broward Health North after the crash to be treated for injuries. 

He was later arrested on charges of vehicular homicide, aggravated fleeing and eluding causing serious bodily injury, reckless driving, driving without a license causing bodily injury or death and grand theft, police said. 

There were two juvenile passengers and one adult passenger in the stolen car, police said. The adult passenger was identified as Tyree Goodwin, 18. 

The passengers were taken to Broward Health North with serious injuries. 

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