The Broward County Sheriff’s Office deputy killed in a crash while on duty in Deerfield Beach, has been identified.
BSO identified him as 30-year-old Benjamin Nimtz.
Nimtz was responding to a call of a domestic dispute.
He and another deputy, driving separate vehicles, were headed southbound on Military Trail approaching the intersection of SW 10th Street.
As the first BSO vehicle made its way through the intersection, it crashed with a Toyota Tundra that was headed eastbound on SW 10th Street.
The second BSO deputy, who witnessed the crash, immediately called for help.
BSO said, the vehicle Nimtz was driving had its lights and siren activated.
Both the injured deputy and the sole occupant of the Toyota were transported to Broward Health North.
Deputy Nimtz succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Nimtz is survived by his wife and two children.
The driver of the Toyota was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
BSO traffic homicide detectives are investigating the cause of the collision. According to their preliminary investigation, the driver who collided with the deputy was speeding and it was a contributing factor to the crash.
Anyone who was in the area of the crash and has any information regarding this incident is asked to contact a BSO Traffic Homicide Detective.
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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