Coral Springs man facing charges after fatal DUI crash in Deerfield Beach

Antonio Rosario (Broward Sheriff's Office)

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – A Coral Springs man was arrested for DUI manslaughter and several other crimes following a crash that killed a motorcyclist in Deerfield Beach on Monday night, authorities said.

Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies said dispatchers received reports of a traffic crash in the area just after 8:00 p.m. in the area of 300 Northeast 48th Street.

According to authorities, Antonio Rosario Jr.,46, the driver of a 2019 Chevrolet van, was traveling northbound on Northeast Third Avenue approaching the intersection of Northeast 48th Street. At the same time, the adult male driver of a 2021 blue Jiangmen motorcycle was traveling southbound on Northeast Third Avenue while approaching the same intersection.

Investigators said as the motorcyclist traveled thru the intersection when the van made a left turn into the motorcyclist’s path.

According to a press release, Rosario Jr. continued driving for a short distance before exiting his van and “attempting to flee on foot prior to being detained by BSO Deerfield Beach deputies.”

Paramedics transported the motorcyclist to Broward Health North where he was pronounced dead.

Deputies have not yet identified the victim involved in the crash.

According to his arrest report, Rosario Jr. is facing several crimes including DUI manslaughter, leaving the scene of a crash involving death, DUI property damage and DUI second offense.

He was booked into the Broward County Main Jail and ordered held without bond.

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