Woman dead after car crashes into light pole in Lauderhill

Police say another driver involved in crash initially fled scene

LAUDERHILL, Fla. – A woman is dead after her car slammed into a light pole in Lauderhill.

The crash happened just after 2 a.m. Wednesday on State Road 7 near Northwest 21st Street.

Police said the victim's car appears to have been traveling south when it was struck by a northbound vehicle trying to make a left turn onto Northwest 21st Street.

"When the officers arrived, they encountered the white car that's behind me with a female that appeared to be trapped inside and unresponsive," Lauderhill police Lt. Michael Santiago said.

The other driver initially kept going but returned to the scene a short time later and is cooperating with police.

"We don't know if he was scared," Santiago said. We don't know anything that's going on right now with that."

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