Woman Facing Charges In Deadly Fort Lauderdale Crash

A Pompano Beach woman is facing criminal charges related to a deadly, Monday night crash in Fort Lauderdale. 

Fort Lauderdale police said 35-year-old Ashley Rivera was traveling west on Commercial Boulevard about 7:20 p.m. when her 2005 Infiniti G35 ran a red light at Northwest 15th Avenue and slammed into the side of a 2014 Nissan Maxima.

The driver of the Maxima was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the car suffered life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses said Rivera was alone in the car and traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the collision. One witness told police that loud music was playing in Rivera's car and that she appeared to be "disoriented and dazed."

Police said Rivera was driving at a speed "far greater" than the posted speed limit of 45 mph. Police also said the registration for Rivera's car had expired in November 2016.

Rivera was arrested on charges including vehicular homicide and reckless driving causing serious bodily injury.

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