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Car breaks into pieces following violent fatal crash in Hollywood

Two people were killed after a car crash in Broward County early Sunday morning. It happened near the intersection of North 32nd Avenue Johnson Street in Hollywood.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Two people were killed after a car crash in Broward County early Sunday morning.

It happened near the intersection of North 32nd Avenue Johnson Street in Hollywood.

A red Dodge Viper was split in half after it smashed into a tree and busted through a fence.

Roads were wet from overnight rain, which may have contributed to the single-vehicle crash.

One of the victims was 22-year-old Julia Alvarez. Her father spoke to Local 10 News’ Bridgette Matter.

He said Julia had a love for travel and those she kept closest to her.

“She loved dearly her family and her closest friends,” said Orillio Alvarez. “She enjoyed life, she really did.”

Authorities confirmed to Alvarez that his daughter had died in the crash early Sunday morning.

Police have yet to reveal the identities of the two victims publicly.

A homeless man named Daniel was sleeping on a bus step bench located behind the aforementioned tree when the crash occurred. The tree may very well have saved his life.

Daniel suffered a cut to his head from car debris, but is expected to be okay.

Alvarez said his daughter had just attended the funeral for a friend who died in a previous crash.

“You never expect your children to go before you,” he said.

A GoFundMe was created by Julia’s family to help with funeral costs. The page can be found by clicking here.


About the Authors:

Parker Branton joined Local 10 News in January 2019 as a reporter. He was born and raised in Rome, Georgia, but now loves living on the sunny beaches of South Florida.

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.