PIO Number: 17-12-26                                            BSO Case Number: 90-1712-009788

Date: Dec. 23, 2017                                                  Time: 10:58 a.m.

Jurisdiction: Deerfield Beach

Place of Occurrence: 100 block of North Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach

Motorcyclist(s): Andre Puerta Montoya, 33, male, 11/4/84, 7458 Chablis Ct., Boca Raton (DECEASED)

Vehicle(s): Cassidy Hughes, 22, female, Deerfield Beach

Description of Incident:

Speed is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash that left a man dead Saturday morning in Deerfield Beach.

According to multiple witness who were traveling northbound on North Powerline Road around the time of the collision, a motorcyclist sped past them and crashed into the passenger side of a vehicle that was making a turn into the Target parking lot in the 100 block of North Powerline Road.  The driver of the vehicle, Cassidy Hughes, 22, had been traveling south on North Powerline Road and merged into the left turning lane to cross over the northbound lanes and into the Target property.

Broward Sheriff’s Office traffic homicide detectives found no evidence of pre-impact braking or any evasive maneuvers from the driver of the Kawasaki motorcycle.  The driver, identified as Andre Puerta Montoya, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene by Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue.

The two occupants of the vehicle were not injured.

Impairment is not believed to be a contributing factor in the crash.

The investigation continues.

INVESTIGATORS:                                                              THIS REPORT BY: 

Dets. Williams & Morales, THI                                           Keyla Concepción/PIO

Deerfield Beach                                                                   12/24/17  1100


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