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Coral Springs teenager succumbs to injuries sustained in a crash

Coral Springs, Florida – In a tragic turn of events, an 18-year-old resident of Coral Springs, Michael Mills Jr., passed away almost a week following his involvement in a two-vehicle collision in Tamarac, according to local authorities.

Officials from the Broward Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Unit report that the fatal accident took place on May 21, approximately at 6:42 p.m., in the vicinity of the 8100 block of Southgate Boulevard.

Based on an initial investigation, it was discovered that Nicole Rivera-Vazquez, a resident of North Lauderdale, was driving a grey 2023 Toyota Corolla eastwards on Southgate Boulevard, along with a juvenile passenger. They were travelling in the outside thru-lane.

Simultaneously, Mills Jr., a resident of Coral Ridge Drive, along with passenger Jaileen Mitchell, an 18-year-old female from Tamarac, was also heading east on Southgate Boulevard. They were in a grey 2011 Infinity G37, as stated by the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Investigation revealed that Rivera-Vazquez attempted a lane change, intending to steer the Toyota into the inside thru-lane. In the process, the rear driver’s side of the Toyota collided with the front passenger side of the Infinity. Both vehicles subsequently veered into the center median, as per the authorities.

After entering the median, the Infinity crashed into a tree before coming to a halt. The Toyota, on the other hand, hit a small tree, crossed the median, and moved into the opposite westbound traffic lanes, eventually stopping, facing eastward, authorities detailed.

Paramedics from Tamarac Fire Rescue rushed the grievously injured Mills Jr. to Broward Health North. Mitchell, the female occupant of the Infinity, was also transported to a nearby hospital for medical attention.

Sadly, on May 27, officials were informed of the unfortunate demise of Mills Jr. due to the sustained injuries.

Investigators have clarified that high speed does not seem to have been a contributory factor in this accident. The investigation continues as they strive to ascertain the complete circumstances surrounding this regrettable incident.

Raymond Simpson

Raymond Simpson is a California native, a longtime Coral Springs resident, and the Editor at TSFD. He lives with his family in Coral Springs, where you can find him on weekends running – literally running – with his two golden retrievers.

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