Coral Springs Resident Killed in Accident


By: Sharon Aron Baron

A Coral Springs resident was killed early this morning in a two vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Wiles Road and Coral Ridge Drive.

In a preliminary investigation, Lt Joe McHugh said that around 5:40 a.m., a 2009 Honda Fit being driven by Louis Campanella, 69, of Coral Springs was traveling south on Coral Ridge Drive attempting to turn east on Wiles Road when it was struck by a 1994 Chevrolet Corvette being driven by Ryder Gaenz, 18, of Coral Springs. Gaenz was traveling north on Coral Ridge Drive approaching Wiles Road when the two vehicles collided. Also, in the Chevrolet, was passenger Devin Gaenz, 59, of Coral Springs.

Louis Campanella was transported to Broward Health North where he was pronounced dead. Ryder and Devin Gaenz were also transported to Broward Health North in stable condition.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Eric Schuster of the Coral Springs Police Department Traffic Unit at 954-346-1247.

This story may be updated when more information comes in.

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs, Parkland and the rest of South Florida.


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  • REG

    Having driven past that intersection daily since 1996 and observing the increase of traffic and accidents that occur there. My opinion is the Traffic lights need updating. Namely the turning lanes.

  • Tony

    Coral Ridge Drive is a raceway heading north from Royal Palm Blvd, posted speed is 45,most people drive 55 -65 mph,screeching cars,motorcycles,I have never seen the CSPD set up a radar gun in this area, it is a constant problem that no one is doing anything to prevent this, was speed a factor in this accident ? judging by the damage of the cars I saw Monday it must have been, they were mangled beyond recognition and a 69 year old man lost his life. An 18 year old driving a corvette ? Really, how fast was he going ?? That road is becoming more dangerous by the moment, Coral Ridge Drive and Royal Palm intersection have had so many accidents as well as Sample and Wiles.CSPD we desperately need your help at these intersections before more people lose there lives

  • FloridaGurl

    So many people have been killed on the streets (both pedestrians and motor vehicle accidents) – and I agree with Tony about Coral Ridge Drive and Coral Springs Drive. Where are the cops? Where are they in the mornings when the kids are going to school? Royal Palm Blvd. is a raceway TO and FROM Coral Glades High School with high school kids — I witnessed one kid full of teens blow through the stop signal of a bus loading off kids from CS Charter…and barely missing the kids. Parents picking up were screaming at the driver to stop. Wake up cops! How can we get them to pay attention to this issue? Most of the time I see them in Coral Springs restaurants during school let out times…uh huh

  • MyHatMyGandi

    Sorry to tell you all the CSPD is not interested in working too hard. Try getting them to care for anything other than an easy day.