Sunrise, FL (September 7, 2021) - A 57-year-old man was killed in a car accident that happened in Sunrise on Sunday, September 5th. The crash occurred around 6:15 a.m. on State Road 7.
The Broward Sheriff's Office responded to the accident scene. According to deputies, 57-year-old Manel Vernerette was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 53-year-old Serge Vernerette. Manel was in a 2012 Honda Accord in a left turn lane. At the same time, 33-year-old Jimmy Adrien was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe. Serge Vernerette made a left turn in front of the Tahoe, causing the two vehicles to collide. Manel Vernerette died at the accident scene. There is no update on the condition of Serge Vernerette or Adrien.
Investigators believe that speed and impairment played a role in the collision. An investigation is underway at this time. There is no word on potential charges.
Car accidents in Florida take place very suddenly and unexpectedly. No one ever expects to be involved in a serious or fatal accident. However, deadly crashes in Florida take place each day, multiple times per day. Last year, more than 3,000 people were tragically killed in Florida car accidents.
Our condolences are with the family of Manel Vernerette following this tragic car accident in Sunrise.
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