Fort Lauderdale police respond to fatal wrong-way crash caught on camera

Shocking video captured a car traveling on the wrong side of the road in Broward County, slamming into poles before flipping over and smashing into another car.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Shocking video captured a car traveling on the wrong side of the road in Broward County, slamming into poles before flipping over and smashing into another car.

It happened Tuesday at approximately 5:55 p.m. That’s when Fort Lauderdale police responded to the fatal crash along Broward Boulevard and Northwest 31st Ave.

A white Ford was traveling north on Northwest 31st Ave. when the driver lost control and crashed into a silver Lexus.

In the video, the white Ford jumps the curb at a rapid speed before flipping over and colliding with the other car.

According to police, Jonathan Rowe, 39, was transported to Broward Health Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Jerry Kelly, 42, who was driving the Lexus along with a 2-year-old girl in the car, was also transported to Broward Health Medical Center with minor injuries, police say.

“I didn’t see it coming,” Kelly told Local 10 News. “I just felt the impact.”

The cars were later towed from the scene.

“My whole body is sore, my left arm is bothering me,” Kelly said, “But other than that, I’m blessed to be here with my daughter and my family.”


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Alex Ciccarone is a Digital Journalist at WPLG. She was born and raised in Miami and graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors of Science degree in Telecommunications.

Janine Stanwood joined Local 10 News in February 2004 as an assignment editor. She is now a general assignment reporter. Before moving to South Florida from her Washington home, Janine was the senior legislative correspondent for a United States senator on Capitol Hill.