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‘Accident could have been avoided’, devastated father opens up on death of daughter after driver passes red light – CBS Miami


MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A family picks up the pieces after a fatal crash at 56th and Pembroke Road.

Brittania Hemmings was killed when the car she was in was struck at the intersection, throwing her into a barber shop. “I lost my daughter, she is my second daughter. She just turned 20, ”said her father Gregory Hemmings.

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He and his family are devastated.

Investigators say the crash happened after a car driven by this man, Connor Tyson, ran a red light in Washington and 56th, then attempted to start the fire just down the street in Pembroke. Road.

“He tried to do a roadside check on this vehicle for running a red light,” Hollywood police officer Christian Lata said. “Before it could even trigger a traffic stop, the vehicle continued to drive south and at the next intersection, Pembroke, it also attempted to go through that red light, in which case there was a traffic accident, ”he explained.

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Hemmings describes his daughter as a happy person. According to a survivor in the car, she was singing seconds before the fatal accident.

“He’s a happy person,” his father said. “They are driving the car, she and her best friend were singing a song and they were singing that song for the last time and my daughter passed away smiling,” he said.

Brittani has just turned 20, recently graduated from high school and was planning to enlist in the military. Her father says those dreams are now shattered by an accident that could have been avoided. “I’m telling everyone out there, please be careful on the road, don’t turn on the lights, don’t panic if a cop stops you.” Stop and talk to them, it’s just a ticket, ”Hemming said.

Tyson is accused of running a red light and driving with a suspended license.

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Hollywood police expect him to face further charges in the coming days.