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Posted: April 16, 2018
Chelsea Todaro, Palm Beach Post
POMPANO BEACH, Fla.
Two girls died and five other minors were injured on Sunday morning in a single car crash in Pompano Beach, Florida, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.
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Thirteen-year-old Anacshua Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene, and 12-year-old Chayanna Nesmith died at Broward Health Medical Center, deputies said. Both were residents of Pompano Beach.
Deputies said a 14-year-old boy was driving a 2007 Toyota at about 3 a.m., with six other minors in the car, when he lost control of the vehicle.
The car veered off the road, hit a palm tree and a metal pole on a railway crossing arm, before rolling over and landing upside down on the railroad tracks, according to the sheriff’s office.
Investigators said the car was reported stolen from Coconut Creek.
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The remaining five teens, ranging in age from 12 to 14, were taken to Broward Health with “varying degrees of injuries,” officials said.
Deputies are still investigating.
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