Man dies after crash with Broward County deputy

Posted: 6:20 AM, May 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-18 10:26:21Z

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man died after a crash with a Broward County deputy.

A Broward Sheriff's Office news release says the crash occurred Wednesday night in a Deerfield Beach neighborhood.

The release says the deputy was responding to a call with his emergency lights on when 29-year-old Leonardo Littlejohn ran a stop sign and clipped the deputy's patrol vehicle. The impact sent Littlejohn's car into a small tree and fence.

Officials say Littlejohn was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives says Littlejohn's high rate of speed and his failure to heed a four-way stop contributed to the crash.