Car hits, kills woman near bus bench

Broward Sheriff's Office identifies victim as Remise Ullius

By Barbara A. Besteni, Ben Candea, Neki Mohan - Anchor/Reporter


A woman was killed early Wednesday when a car hit her as she stood near a bus bench in Lauderdale Lakes.

The crash happened at Oakland Park Boulevard and 35th Avenue about 6:40 a.m.

Police said Remise Ullius, a 33-year-old mother of two, was going to work when she was struck by a car driven by 51-year-old man.

"This young lady was either sitting or standing right next to the bus bench when suddenly, and out of nowhere, a car just veers of the road and onto the sidewalk," said Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Gina Carter.

Williams told detectives he swerved to avoid hitting another car. Charges are pending an investigation.

Ullius was transported to Broward Health Medical Center, where she died.

"She was the perfect mother, a strong woman. She was the head of the household because I'm not working," said Mackenson Vernet, Ullius' husband. "She just graduate college to nurse couple weeks ago. We had a lot of plans. She's so strong."

Vernet said the couple's first born was killed in a car crash that also left him crippled, and that Ullius was hit by a car before.

"She want us to have a beautiful life," he added.

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