By Kevin Deutsch
A Coral Springs woman was involved in a three-vehicle crash that killed a school teacher in Pompano Beach Monday, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
Delerick Easter II, 27, who officials said is a language arts teacher at Tequesta Trace Middle School in Weston, died of his injuries after being thrown from his motorcycle, and Farideh Shafagh, 76, of Fort Lauderdale, along with a passenger in her car, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, deputies said.
Maria Pisani De Molina, 65, the Coral Springs resident involved in the crash, was not hurt, according to BSO.
The wreck happened just after 7 p.m. as Shafagh and two passengers were traveling north in a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta approaching Southeast 15th Street on South Federal Highway, riding in the left turn lane, according to the BSO Traffic Homicide Unit.
At the same time, investigators said, Easter was driving south in a 2017 Honda CBR1000 on South Federal Highway, approaching Southeast 15th Street, using the right through lane.
As Shafagh approached the intersection, she turned left from South Federal Highway onto Southeast 15th Street and crossed directly in front of the path of Easter’s Honda, according to BSO.
“This maneuver caused Easter’s Honda to strike the passenger side of Shafagh’s Volkswagen in a T-Bone-style collision,” the agency said in a press release. “The Honda then rolled to rest and hit the front of Maria Pisani De Molina’s 2022 Hyundai Elantra, which was stopped at the intersection, preparing to turn northbound onto South Federal Highway.”
According to investigators, Easter of Fort Lauderdale was ejected from the motorcycle and rushed to Broward Health Medical Center by Pompano Beach Fire Rescue. He was later pronounced dead.
Paramedics also took Shafagh and a passenger in her car to the same hospital. Their injuries were not considered severe.
Detectives said neither excessive speed nor impairment appeared to be contributing factors to the crash. The investigation into the wreck continues.
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- Kevin Deutsch is an award-winning crime journalist and author. A graduate of Florida International University, Kevin has worked on staff at The Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and The Palm Beach Post.
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