Wrong-Way Crash Kills Coconut Creek Man
Gustavo Rojas Ruiz {serenityfla}

By Kevin Deutsch

A Nov. 23 crash in Pompano Beach left a Coconut Creek man dead, authorities said Tuesday.

Gustavo Rojas Ruiz, 70, of Northwest 39th Avenue, was driving a 1998 Chevrolet S10 northbound in the southbound lanes of Powerline Road when the vehicle collided head-on with a 2008 Volkswagen shortly after 7:50 p.m., according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Pompano Beach Fire Rescue transported the Jetta’s female driver from the crash scene near the 600 block of North Powerline Road to a local hospital. Authorities said she suffered serious injuries. Her name was not made public by BSO.

Paramedics pronounced Rojas Ruiz dead at the scene.

The crash is being investigated by BSO traffic homicide detectives, authorities said.

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Kevin Deutsch
Kevin Deutsch
Kevin Deutsch is an award-winning crime journalist and author. A graduate of Florida International University, Kevin has worked on staff at The Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and The Palm Beach Post.
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