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Driver of BMW dies after car plows into bus stop in Lauderhill

Scene of fatal crash in Lauderhill. (Lauderhill Police Department)

LAUDERHILL, Fla. – Authorities are investigating a fatal car crash that occurred Monday morning in Lauderhill.

The crash was reported around 1:30 a.m. in the area of Northwest 16th Street and North State Road 7.

Lauderhill police Lt. Michael Santiago said officers arrived at the scene to find two vehicles with extensive damage.

He said detectives believe a BMW involved in the collision was speeding north on State Road 7 while a Mercedes-Benz was heading south before attempting to make a left turn to go east on Northwest 16th Street.

As the Mercedes was turning left, the two vehicles collided, sending the BMW crashing into a nearby bus stop, Santiago said.

The driver of the BMW was taken to Broward Health Medical Center, where he died.

The driver of the Mercedes was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation, Santiago said.

Santiago said North State Road 7 and Northwest 16th Street remain closed while investigators process the scene. Drivers are asked to use Northwest 31st Avenue as an alternate route for the time being.

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