DEERFIELD BEACH (CBSMiami) – An arrest has been made in connection with a crash that killed a Broward Sheriff’s deputy.
30-year-old Benjamin Nimtz was responding to a call about a domestic dispute in Deerfield Beach on July 21st.READ MORE: Boynton Beach Man Arrested After Remains Of Missing Woman Found In His Backyard
His lights and sirens were on.
At the intersection of Military Trail and SW 10th Street he collided with a Toyota Tundra. Another deputy witnessed the crash and called for help.
Nimtz and the driver of the truck, Darran Johnson, 32, were taken to the hospital, where Nimtz was pronounced dead.READ MORE: Miami-Dade PD Arrests 19-Year-Old Wanted For Deadly Triple Shooting
Johnson survived the crash with non-life threatening injuries, but investigators found that he was drunk, speeding and ran a red light before crashing into Deputy Nimtz’s car.
Nimtz had been working out of the Deerfield Beach District for about a year and a half.
BSO said he had only three more shifts left before he moved out of the state to be with his wife and two children in Indiana.MORE NEWS: Two Very Different Tales At Two Different Federal COVID Vaccine Sites
Johnson is facing several charges, including vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter.