Young boy dies following Tamarac crash that left 9 people hospitalized

TAMARAC, Fla. – A memorial with photos of a young boy sits at the corner of Commercial Boulevard and Northwest 50th Avenue in Tamarac.

Police say he was killed in a crash Saturday evening.

Local 10 has confirmed the victim’s identity as 9-year-old Jonathan Reyes.

His father says he was in a white car that our cameras captured without a roof, that collided with a silver SUV.

There were nine people in total taken to local hospitals.

Roads were closed in both directions for hours as police investigated the crash.

People who live nearby said the intersection is dangerous.

“This is a popular intersection -- a lot of people make left-hand turns, usually on the yellow or the red,” said neighbor David Athanasaw.

As far as what caused the crash, that remains under investigation.

Police have not released the identities of the other people who were injured in the crash.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Jonathan’s family with expenses following his tragic death.


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.