Tesla Driver Faces Vehicular Homicide Charges in Fort Lauderdale Crash

Fort Lauderdale, FL - A man was booked into Broward Main Jail on Sunday, facing vehicular homicide and reckless driving charges following a fatal crash in Fort Lauderdale.

Chadwick Anthony Brisson, 44, allegedly caused the accident by driving his Tesla through a red light at a high speed on State Road 84.

Police investigations revealed that Brisson was traveling at approximately 85 mph just seconds before the deadly collision on May 4.

According to authorities, he posted speed limit on the road is 40 mph, and the excessive speed indicated a "willful and wanton disregard for the safety of others."

Court documents outline the incident occurring around 1:45 p.m. when Brisson approached Southwest Fourth Avenue from the east.

His Tesla Model 3 collided with a blue Ford Escape making a left turn from the north, resulting in a T-bone impact.

The SUV's driver was killed, and Brisson's Tesla spun out, hitting two other vehicles and injuring three more individuals.

The victims' names were not disclosed in publicly available court documents.

The in-car camera footage from Brisson's Tesla reportedly showed the traffic light turning red before the crash.

As of Monday afternoon, he remains in custody on a $50,000 bond, according to jail records.

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