Woman dead, officer injured following crash in Coconut Creek

BSO: Divinty Cureton, 30, crashed Camry into rear of officer’s car

A 30-year-old woman died Sunday after crashing her car into the rear of a Coconut Creek police officer’s vehicle, authorities said.

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – The Broward Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Unit is investigating a fatal officer-involved crash involving a Coconut Creek police officer.

The crash occurred shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of West Sample Road and Lyons Road in Coconut Creek.

According to authorities, Divinty Cureton, 30, was behind the wheel of a white Toyota Camry when she crashed her car into the rear of the officer’s marked vehicle.

As the officer came to a stop, Cureton lost control of the Camry and struck a palm tree in the median before bouncing off the tree and coming to a stop, deputies said.

Cureton was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Officer hurt, woman killed following police-involved crash in Coconut Creek

Paramedics also took the police officer involved to a local hospital with injuries that were listed as not life-threatening.

The westbound lanes of Sample Road between Northwest 42nd Avenue and Lyons Road were temporarily shut down as a result of the crash.

Investigators spent hours at the scene collecting evidence before both vehicles were towed away.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


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