Update: Broward Sheriff’s Office traffic homicide detectives arrest driver involved in fatal crash on Sept. 7 in Oakland Park. On Thurs. Nov. 5, Neckson Faustin turned himself in to BSO detectives and remains in custody at the Main Jail on charges of vehicular homicide, four counts of reckless driving, driving while license suspended and violation of probation.
A late night crash over the holiday weekend left a pregnant woman dead.
Broward Sheriff’s Office traffic homicide detectives are investigating the crash that occurred shortly before 11 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7 in Oakland Park.
Preliminary investigation shows Neckson Faustin was driving a 2019 Toyota Corolla westbound on East Oakland Park Boulevard in the center thru lane, approaching the intersection of North Dixie Highway. At the same time, William Woods and two passengers were driving in a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. They were traveling eastbound on East Oakland Park Boulevard and attempted to turn left onto the northbound lane of North Dixie Highway. That’s when the front of Faustin’s Toyota collided with the passenger side of Woods’ Chevrolet, causing both vehicles to rotate.
The crash resulted in Woods’ vehicle striking a utility pole and trapping Julia Ybanez who was in the front passenger seat. Detectives believe the second unidentified passenger fled the crash scene.
Oakland Park Fire Rescue responded to the scene and transported both drivers and passenger Ybanez to Broward Health Medical Center. Ybanez, who was six months pregnant, was later pronounced deceased. Doctors delivered the baby in an attempt to save his life; however, he died a short time later. Faustin and Woods sustained injuries that were not life threatening.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this case is being asked to contact BSO Traffic Homicide Detective Michael Wiley at 954-321-4840. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org.