3 Dead After Car Ends Up In Pompano Beach Lake

POMPANO BEACH (CBS4)- Authorities are investigating after three men died when the car they were traveling in ended up in a lake in Pompano Beach.

According to Sandra King with Pompano Beach Fire Rescue Department, the incident occurred shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday. The car was traveling southbound on Andrews Avenue when it went into the lake. The men were identified as 19-year-old Gregory Holloway, Tommy Neloms, 24, and 29-year-old Victor Durham.

“What we do know is that the vehicle was westbound on Sample Road approaching the Andrews Avenue extension,” Mike Jachles of BSO said. “For some reason, still under investigation, as that vehicle attempted to turn they lost control. The vehicle struck a guard rail, went over that guard rail and into the lake.”

The vehicle was submerged in about 15 to 20 feet of water, Jachles said.

“The victims were traveling with a group of other vehicles, several other vehicles,” Jachles said. “They were coming from Club 525 in Deerfield Beach.”

Three PBFRD divers went into the lake to pull the men out of the car, which was at the bottom of the lake. Rescuers tried to resuscitate the men and transported them to North Broward Medical Center. But the men were pronounced dead.

Jannie Morris, Holloway’s mother, said she puts her trust in God.

“Don’t gamble your life away,” she said. “Get yourself right with Christ so that you will know that you have a resting place… I know my son is gone, but I still rejoice in God.”

Morris added that her son was a good child with many friends.

“He was a loving young man,” she said. “He’s a sweet young man. He died at the age of 19. Those 19 years were… loving 19 years. He was a premature baby, but I loved him and God loved him more.”

Police do not know what cause the accident and which one of the men were driving the car at the time of the incident.

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  1. abootnkiki says:

    they were all criminals;had records;look under broward county clerk of court;no loss to society;take it ez guys;thank u for being reckless

    1. Nikkie says:

      so because they had a background they deserved to die ? thats real ignorant of you . No one deserves to die ; like that especially. .Though we all have our day. R.i.p to them Pompano boys !

    2. Momo says:

      how could you say such a thing they have family’s what if it was you? so what because they had records who are you to judge anyone this hurt me to my hurt to read this because they had a criminal background. what if it was your family or even you and your friends huh would you be saying this why is they background even important to you? your heartless it will come a day the tables will turn and someone will hurt you the way your hurting the family’s and friends of these young men it will come to past but i pray that GOD have mercy on you for what you say because its going to happen to you…. please be mindful for what you say because its not okay at all

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    3. SMC says:

      GOD KNOWS ALL THINGS…AND IN CONTROL. REGARDLESS OF THE PAST OR PRESENT. GOD IS THE JUDGE. THATS THE PROBLEM TODAY. WE JUDGE WHEN WE DONT HAVE A RIGHT TO. DID THEY DESERVE TO DIE? NO. IF ALCOHOL WAS INVOLVED…SHOULD THEY HAVE DRIVEN….NO. SHOULD THEY HAVE CALLED SOMEONE…YES. INSTEAD OF BEING DEVILISH….JUST PRAY THAT GOD HAS A PLACE FOR THEM… IN HEAVEN. PRAY THAT THEIR HEARTS WERE CLEAR AND WERE FORGIVEN BY GOD.

      1. Johnny Johnny says:

        Thank you whoever you are for your comment. I really like what you had to say.I wish that all of GODS people was believers in him.This world would be a much better place……..Thank you again.

  2. school marm says:

    Andrews Ave not”Andrew Ave.”

  3. felicia queen says:

    thats so sad 3 lives ended so suddenley.

  4. Erykah Heaven Sent Brown says:

    At abbtnlili nd buz bowen, you all shouldnt say alcohol and drugs were played apart n they death unless you are the doctor that did the examinition.

  5. Johnny Nobles says:

    Only God knows the truth about them boys death,so let them rest with him in peace. .

  6. tim3500 says:

    Alcohol is fun,but also kills.

  7. Erykah Heaven Sent Brown says:

    Rite @ Johnny!

  8. MEME says:

    No1 deserve to die befor 21,25&30 WHAT EVER THAT COP OR INVESTIGATAR SAID COULD NOT BE TRU….IF YOU READ IT AGAIN ITS DNT MAKE SINCE…OTHERE CARS WAS FOLLOWING THEM COULD IT HVE BEEN DRAG RACING WHY WAS THEY UNDER WATER FOR 33MIN….THEY COULD HVE BEEN ALIVE…..IF THEY DID HVE A RECORD THEY WAS YOUNG MEN WHO LOST THERE LIFE NO DESERVE TO DIE IMAGIN IF THEY WAS NOT DEAD BEFOR THE LAKE….SMH SAD THEY WONDER IF SOME1 SEEN HOPING HELP WAS ON ITS WAY THEY WAS LEFT UNDER WATER AHALF HOUR…THIS TOUCH MY HEART CAUSE I HVE A BOTHERS&A BABY FATHER……..IT DNT CLICK TO ME TO UNDERSTAND 30MIN UNDER WATER CAR DNT SOUND LIKE IT GOING SPEED LIMITE

    1. gdcs says:

      first of all, death has no age limit. And the report said after 4am do you know how dark that water is. the fire department wasn,t going in unknown waters until they knew it was safe for them also. Safety in first. and last, if they were at home would they still be alive?

  9. MEME says:

    everybody hve there day of leaving this earth no1 kno how they will leave…..its dnt MATTER IF THEY WAS OUT 4.AM YES THE WATER WAS DARK ITS THEY TRAIN FOR THAT…..PPL COULD BE SO IGNORENT KNOWING HOW ALL THERE DIED SLOWLY IS VERY TOUCHING….

  10. MRS DURHAM says:

    EVERYONE WILL KEEP THAT APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH. ONE NEED TO BE PREPARED. YOU NEED TO READ YOUR BIBLE, SO YOU WILL KNOW HOW TO GET YOU LIFE IN ORDER. IT IS VERY HURTFUL THE WAY THEY DIED, BUT WE HAVE TO PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER EVERYDAY. AND PLEASE DON’T LEAVE OUT YOUR ENEMIES. PRAY FOR THEM AS WELL (KNOWN AND UNKNOWN). GOD BLESS

  11. Momo says:

    it hurt me to hear some of your comments because i knew all of these young men one of them was my cousin the other was my child hood friend and the other i was in love with so what because they had a crimal background everyone makes mistakes so who are MR.PERFECT? They were all good people don’t talk about people you don’t it hurts what if it was your brother your cousin or maybe even your child they lived there lives they way wanted to that don’t make them bad people if so everyone is bad.everyone express death in there own way but its killing me inside to know that ill never be able to tell him that i love him or just see him walk inside the house again don’t ever forget to tell the ones you care about that you love them and just to some people they left behind a family girlfriends children moms brothers & sisters and much more please be mindfully of what you say because its really hurtful…. to the family and friends….

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