BROWARD (CBSMiami) – Two people died in unrelated traffic accidents in Broward on Saturday morning, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Shortly after 4 a.m., Andre Caesar, 41, crashed a 2012 Velocity motor scooter into the driver’s side of a tow truck backed into a driveway at 3370 NW 39th St. in Lauderdale Lakes. The tow truck, which was unloading a vehicle at a residence, had its headlights and taillights on, BSO detectives said.

Caesar, of Fort Lauderdale, was not wearing a helmet. He was taken to Broward Health Medical Center, where he died at around 5 a.m.

In an unrelated incident shortly after 6 a.m., Tiago Rodriguez, 28, apparently lost control of a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck he was driving and crashed into a concrete utility pole. He had been heading eastbound on McNab Road and trying to exit on the off ramp to Southwest 17th Street in North Lauderdale. Detectives do not know why Rodriguez lost control of the truck.

Rodriguez, of Margate, was also taken to Broward Health Medical Center, where he died at about 7:15 a.m.

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