Driver killed after vehicle plunges into Miramar canal

First responders jumped into action after a car went into into a Broward County canal.

MIRAMAR, Fla. – First responders jumped into action after a car went into a Miramar canal.

It happened Tuesday night in the area of Miramar Boulevard and Utopia Drive.

According to authorities, the driver was heading west on Miramar Boulevard and failed to stop, crossing Utopia Drive before ending up in the canal.

Divers were seen in the water at one point, focusing on one section of the canal.

Authorities in Miramar investigate a car that went into a canal. (WPLG)

In addition to the divers, cellphone video obtained by Local 10 News also showed deep tire marks leading into the canal.

Witnesses told Local 10 News they saw someone pulled from the water and rushed away by rescue workers.

Authorities said the driver of the vehicle, identified Thursday as James Curd, 26, was the only one in the car. He died at a nearby hospital.

A tow truck later pulled the vehicle from the water.

Police said speed was a factor in the crash.

About the Author:

Bridgette Matter joined the Local 10 News team as a reporter in July 2021. Before moving to South Florida, she began her career in South Bend, Indiana and spent six years in Jacksonville as a reporter and weekend anchor.