MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Broward Sheriff’s Office says a driver who crashed his vehicle into a building in Hollywood Saturday morning is facing charges after fleeing the scene of the crash.
BSO deputies say the crash happened shortly before 5 p.m. near the 2200 block of Sheridan Street.READ MORE: 'I Am A Conqueror': UFC Fighter, Miami Native Jorge Masvidal's Rise To Success, Sights On UFC Gold
The preliminary investigation revealed that the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed on Sheridan Street when it approached the railroad tracks and became airborne.
BSO says once airborne, the vehicle landed approximately 50 feet from the tracks and hit a curb which caused the vehicle to lose control and travel an additional 300 feet before colliding with an unoccupied building.READ MORE: No Appointment Needed Now At Most Broward Drive-Thru Vaccine Sites
Authorities said the driver exited the vehicle, removed the license plate and fled the scene before the vehicle caught fire.
A witness called police and followed the driver until the driver was detained by police.MORE NEWS: 2 People, Dog Shot By Man Who Got Into Gun Battle With Officers In Hialeah Gardens
The man is facing charges including fleeing the scene of an accident with property damage.