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33-Year-Old Man Arrested And Accused For Causing Crash That Killed Deputy Benjamin Nimtz

Investigators in Broward County have arrested the man they say caused a car crash, killing a sheriff’s deputy.

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Deputy Benjamin Nimtz was killed when his cruiser was hit by a man who investigators said ran a red light.

The 33-year-old man accused of causing the crash has been arrested, according to police officials in Broward County.

The 33-year-old man faces a long list of charges including DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide.

Benjamin Nimtz lived in West Palm Beach and had a wife and two small children.

Police investigators said, Nimtz was responding to a domestic dispute in Deerfield Beach and had his lights and siren on as he crossed through the intersection of Military Trail and SW 10th Street.

Police said, that’s when the 33-year-old man ran the red light, slamming into Nimtz’s cruiser.

Nimtz later died at the hospital according to paramedics.

Police investigators said, the crash is still under investigation.

Anyone with relevant information concerning what may have caused the crash is asked to contact the Broward County Police Department.


Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”

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