Woman Killed by Stolen Car was Coral Springs Elementary School Teacher

Christianne Weiner (right) pictured with other faculty at Coral Springs Elementary School. Courtesy Broward County Public Schools

Christianne Weiner (right) pictured with other faculty at Coral Springs Elementary School. Courtesy Broward County Public Schools

By: Sharon Aron Baron

A woman who was killed in Coral Springs on Tuesday morning by a stolen vehicle was a fourth grade teacher at Coral Springs Elementary School according to Broward County Public Schools.

Christianne Weiner, 53, was killed after being hit by Eric Abraham, 17, who was speeding eastbound on W. Sample Road in Coral Springs in a stolen Toyota Corolla, when patrol officers attempted to stop him after license plate recognition cameras alerted police of a stolen license plate. He an the red light at the intersection of NW 101st Avenue, when he hit Weinerwho was traveling northbound on NW 101st Avenue with a solid green light.

Weiner was transported to Broward Health North where she was pronounced dead a short time later.  Also in her vehicle was her son, 11, who was airlifted to Broward General Medical Center, with non life threatening injuries.

According to Lori Krans, Director of Marketing & Communications at Broward County Public Schools, they will be actively helping students cope with the loss of their teacher.

“When school returns from winter break, there will be crisis counselors available to help through this transition,” she said.

The driver of the vehicle is being charged with vehicular homicide; four counts of aggravated fleeing and eluding causing serious bodily injury or death; four counts of reckless driving causing serious bodily injury or death; four counts of driving without a license causing serious bodily injury or death; and possession of a stolen vehicle.

About Sharon Aron Baron

avatar 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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  • kilroy

    So because of a license plate ” reader ” this caused a chase that killed an innocent driver….. real nice … like no one saw this coming when they ordered the ” reader ” … because stolen cars never run from the police… just never…. – maybe next time they will use them in a PARKING LOT rather than moving traffic….

    • PRIVATE BANKER

      Your license plate is read constantly by the Law Enforcement Officers, cameras, etc. Although I am disgusted by the constant surveillance, it is a shame that this 11 year old lost his mother and children lost their teacher because LEOs felt it necessary to “chase” a stolen license plate probably stolen because the 17 year old couldn’t afford to keep up the fees for registration on his own vehicle. Sad world.

    • awakening3k

      license plate reader is not the cause.. An innocent woman was killed because a criminal stole a car! I hope this CRIMINAL rots in prison for the rest of his life, great job mom and dad hope they are charged also because the MURDERER / CRIMINAL is a minor..

      • Tjb

        Agree that the license plate reader is not the cause. In this case it only helped LE to ID a stolen car. Sadly a loss of life occurred from a punk running from the law.

      • kilroy

        reader flagged car then a hot pursuit happened …. if that reader was not in that car this would have NOT have happened…