DAVIE (CBSMiami) — A Davie family is mourning the loss of a child in a violent, high speed crash that happened nearly two weeks ago at the intersection of Davie Road and Stirling Road.READ MORE: Monkeypox Case In Broward County Under Investigation
Police documents show detectives are investigating a 19-year-old man for DUI Manslaughter, among other charges.
According to a police crash report, witnesses told police that Jordan Fuss drove about 100 miles an hour as he entered the intersection of Stirling Road and Davie Road.
Police reports show that Fuss slammed into a car carrying a woman and her two children and the force of the impact tore the family’s car in half. A 6-year-old boy strapped in his car seat in the back of the vehicle was pronounced dead on the scene.
“It was just a huge explosion,” said a witness, who did not want to be identified. “The back end was split open so bad, there was just no way. We thought everybody was gone in that car.”
The witness said she ran to the driver who hit the family’s car.READ MORE: 5-Year-Old Boy Airlifted After Being Bitten By Family Dog
REPORTER: “Did you smell alcohol coming from the car?”
WITNESS: “You could. You could absolutely.”
Investigators estimate that Fuss was driving 100 miles an hour in a 45 mile per hour zone at the time of impact. A search warrant shows that a police officer “…smelled an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from the facial area of Fuss.”
CBS4’s Carey Codd tried to reach Fuss but he did not come to the door of an address listed for him. However, a woman who identified herself as Fuss’s mother disputed the allegations from police.
REPORTER: “They said he was driving 100 miles an hour, smelled like alcohol?”
WOMAN: “I’ve heard…I’ve heard other…uh, no thank you.”
Davie Police say they took blood from Fuss to test for alcohol and drugs and no charges have been filed at this point.
“If our investigation does lead to the impact of alcohol and drugs, It’s absolutely senseless,” said Davie Police Sgt. Ed Smith. “We definitely know that speed was a factor in the crash and it’s a very, very sad incident. ”
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