OAKLAND PARK, Fla. – Authorities are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left one person dead late Wednesday night.
The crash occurred around 11:30 p.m. outside a Goodwill store in the area of 1097 E. Oakland Park Blvd.
It appeared that the car first struck a bus bench, tree and pole before coming to a final rest a short distance from the store.
A Local 10 News crew was at the scene Thursday morning before the car was towed away.
The vehicle was so mangled that it was impossible to determine at first glance what make and model the car was.
Broward Sheriff’s Office spokesman Carey Codd later confirmed that the car involved in the crash was a white Infiniti.
He said the driver was heading west on Oakland Park Boulevard when it left the roadway and struck a tree.
Surveillance video from a nearby business shows the car then erupting into a ball of fire.
According to Codd, bystanders rushed over to help the driver, but the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash was one of two that occurred this week within a mile span of each other in Broward County.
On Wednesday morning, surveillance cameras at the Mason Jar captured a dark-colored Audi smashing into the outdoor patio area, collapsing the awning.
The driver left the scene and the popular local pub is now working to build back an outdoor area that was getting a lot of use during the pandemic.
Authorities have not yet identified the driver involved in Thursday’s crash.
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