Fort Lauderdale, FL – Chadaja Bess Killed in Fatal Car Crash on W Broward Blvd

Fort Lauderdale, FL (July 19, 2021) – On Sunday morning, July 18, a fatal car crash took place at an intersection in Fort Lauderdale.


According to Fort Lauderdale Police, the accident happened at the intersection of West Broward Boulevard and Northwest 24th Avenue. Police confirmed that a white BMW was headed east in the area while a silver Chevrolet was headed west. The driver of the Chevy started to make a left turn when the driver of the BMW slammed into the side of the Chevy. The BMW then struck a light pole in the area and caught on fire.


Paramedics and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene. The driver of the BMW, identified as 25-year-old Chavalier Johnson, was badly injured due to burns that he suffered in the crash. He has since been hospitalized. The passenger in the BMW, identified as 20-year-old Chadaja Bess, was pronounced dead at the hospital where she was taken after the crash.


The driver of the Chevrolet, identified as 34-year-old Kenneth Francis, was not injured in the crash. He remained at the scene to cooperate with the police.


The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.


We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.


Fatal Accidents in Florida


Florida sees more fatal collisions every year in the U.S. than many other states. These accidents occur in the blink of an eye and affect thousands of victims every single year. In 2019 alone, it is estimated that approximately 8 people were killed every single day in these horrific accidents. Fatal crashes take place in many areas but intersections are some of the most common places. Losing a loved one is never an easy thing to face but this is the reality that many families are left with every year. If you have lost someone you love in a crash, it is important that you speak with an attorney that you can trust.


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